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Stratamed – Clinical efficacy in faster wound healing and abnormal scar management.
Stratamed - Clinical efficacy for post procedure care, wound healing and scar management.
After a number of successful clinical trials, Stratamed proved to be high in safety, efficacy and ease of use. They revealed large number of procedures which would benefit from use of Stratamed. It is the first topical silicone gel which is approved for the use immediately after many invasive procedures which impair skin integrity. This makes Stratamed an excellent addition to any wound care protocol without changing it.
The authors report preliminary findings on the use of new, medical-grade, film-forming silicone gel dressing (Stratamed) approved for use on open wounds and injured skin as monotherapy and in combination with other treatments prior re-epithelialization. An observation study involving 105 patients examined the silicone gel’s effectiveness in promoting accelerated epithelialization, reducing the inflammatory response and in the prevention of scarring. The study was conducted on a range of dermatological surgical interventions.
“We observe a faster re-epithelialization of the wound surface with visibly satisfactory results starting as early as 7 days, compared with what we observe with our standard care.”
“The detritus arising from fractional CO2 treatment were exfoliated after 3 to 5 days.”
Successful Treatment of Non-healing Scalp Wounds Using a Silicone Gel
Monk E, Benedetto EA, Benedetto AV (2014)
Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 40, Issue 1, January 2014, p. 76–79
The scalp may be prone to poor healing because surgical wound closures are often under high tension in this area, and the scalp is prone to diffuse actinic damage. Silicone may have properties that are ideal for the encouragement of healing in scalp wounds. We encountered four cases of non-healing scalp wounds, all of which were characterized by exuberant granulation tissue and a lack of epidermal migration present for at least 2 months after an inciting event. For each patient, applying a film-forming silicone-based gel (Stratamed) directly over the wound as monotherapy, without a secondary dressing, was associated with better wound healing.
“We believe that this gel was a major reason why all four patients had improvement and healing of their scalp wounds after a prolonged period of non-healing.”
“The topical gel used for our patients uses the unique properties of silicone in a formulation that may be ideal for these wounds.”
Erosive Pustular Dermatosis Successfully Treated with a Novel Silicone Gel
Uva L, Aphale AN, Kehdy J, Benedetto AV. (2015)
Case Report. International Journal of Dermatology, Volume 55, Issue 1, January 2016, p.89–91
Erosive pustular dermatosis (EPD) is a rare inflammatory skin condition of unknown etiology. It is mostly reported as occurring on the scalp of elderly female patients following local trauma, including surgery, radiotherapy, cryotherapy, varicella zoster infections, and actinic damage. Initially, EPD is clinically characterized by erosions, large crusts, and pustules that persist and resist treatment for months or even years. The diagnosis of EPD is usually based on clinical findings because histopathology normally shows nonspecific changes with occasional dermal lymphoplasmacytic infiltrates, atrophy, and loss of hair follicles.
“The patient showed significant improvement after only 2 weeks of the silicone gel application, with complete re-epithelialization of erosive areas of the scalp.”
Importance of Scar Prevention and Treatment An Approach From Wound Care Principles
Marini L, Odendaal D, Smirnyi S (2017)
Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 43, Issue 1, January 2017, p. 85-90
The increased number of cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures has led to a greater demand to achieve aesthetically acceptable scars. Silicone gel (SG) dressings were evaluated in these cases following the principles of wound care and also minimizing abnormal scar formation. A newly developed solution in wound care in the form of a SG has proven to be a highly effective treatment for a series of 4 clinically challenging cases presented in this article: postprocedure healing after a laser treatment, nonhealing scalp wounds, chronic relapsing xerotic eczematous cheilitis, and the treatment of scars caused by third degree burns. A standard SG was applied to improve the scar outcome of severe burns of a young child. Silicone gels offer excellent clinical results in these 4 cases. In terms of wound care and scar management, they provide a user friendly, convenient application form and increase patient comfort and compliance. To pursue these results, further studies need to be conducted but as of now, there is strong suggestive evidence that SGs indicate beneficial properties for wound care management and scar prevention.
“Silicone gel has shown to be effective for challenging cases of delayed healing and persistent ulcerative erosions secondary only to various surgical procedures such as excisions followed by partialthickness skin grafts.”
“Applying SG on chronic nonhealing wounds provided an effective “healing boost” to torpid, biologically inactive granulation tissue inducing complete reepithelialization even after only 2 weeks of treatment.”