Strataderm

Strataderm

Manufacturer:

Stratpharma

Distributor:

DCH Auriga
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Polydimethylsiloxanes, siloxanes, alkylmethyl silicones.
Description
Strataderm is a rapidly drying, non-sticky, transparent, silicone gel formulation for the treatment of scars, both old and new.
Action
Strataderm is easily applied to all areas of the skin, including exposed areas like the face and neck as well as joints and hairy areas without the need for shaving.
When used as directed Strataderm dries to form a silicone gel sheet, a protective layer that is gas permeable and waterproof which hydrates and protects scars from chemical and microbial invasion, allowing scars to normalize the collagen synthesis cycles, producing a normal mature scar.
Strataderm is used to soften and flatten scars, relieve the itching and discomfort of scars as well as reduce redness and discoloration associated with scars.
Strataderm was developed for use on all types of scars including those resulting from: general and cosmetic surgery, trauma, chronic wounds, burns, bites, acne and other diseases of the skin.
The Updated International Clinical Recommendations on Scar Management confirmed that silicone gel should be used as first line therapy in the initial management of scars and in the prevention of hypertrophic scars and keloids.*
Indications/Uses
Strataderm is used for the prevention and treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars.
Strataderm can also be used in conjunction with other invasive scar management options to improve overall results, including surgical excision and resuturing, intralesional injections and pressure garments.
Strataderm is suitable for children or people with sensitive skin.
Strataderm is safe to use on infants, during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Strataderm 5 g (0.17oz) is enough to treat a 2-3 cm (1-2 inch) linear scar for over 90 days.
Strataderm 10 g (0.35 oz) is enough to treat a 5-7 cm (2-3 inch) linear scar for over 90 days.
Recommended duration of treatment: Strataderm is recommended as a minimum treatment of 60-90 days (24 hours a day / 7 days a week). Larger and older scars may take longer. Continued use is recommended until no further improvement is seen.
Directions for use: Ensure that the scar is clean and dry. Apply a very thin layer of Strataderm to the scar and allow to dry.
Strataderm should be applied once daily, or twice daily to exposed areas or as advised by the physician. For best results Strataderm should be maintained in continuous contact with the skin (24 hours a day).
When applied correctly, Strataderm should be dry in 3-4 minutes. If it takes longer to dry the patient has probably applied too much. Gently remove the excess with a tissue and allow the drying process to continue.
Once dry, Strataderm can be covered by sun screen, cosmetics, pressure garments or casts.
Special Precautions
For external use only.
Strataderm should not be applied on third degree burns or to open wounds.
Strataderm should not be placed in contact with mucous membranes, or the eyes.
Strataderm should not be applied over other skin treatments without the advice of the physician.
Strataderm may stain clothing if not completely dry.
If irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult the physician.
Storage
Store below 25°C (77°F).
MIMS Class
Other Dermatologicals
ATC Classification
D02AA - Silicone products ; Used as skin emollients and protectants.
Presentation/Packing
Topical gel 5 g, 10 g.
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