Stratamark

Stratamark

Manufacturer:

Stratpharma

Distributor:

DCH Auriga
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Polydimethylsiloxanes, siloxanes, alkylmethyl silicones.
Description
Stratamark is a rapidly drying, non-sticky, transparent, silicone gel formulation for the treatment and prevention of Striae Distensae (stretch marks).
Action
Stretch marks are a type of thin, flattened scar. In the early stages the stretch mark appears slightly raised with a pink to red colour, which over time develops a slight purple tinge and then eventually becomes white and depressed with finely wrinkled lines.
Stratamark is easily applied to all areas of the skin, including exposed and sensitive areas. Stratamark was developed to spread easily over large surface areas of the body, making ideal for use on the buttocks, belly, thighs, breasts and back.
When used as directed, Stratamark dries to form a silicone gel sheet, a protective layer that is gas permeable and waterproof which hydrates and protects the patient's stretch marks, allowing the skin to normalize the collagen synthesis cycle.
Stratamark is used to soften and flatten stretch marks, reduce redness and discoloration associated with stretch marks as well as relieve the itching and discomfort of stretch marks.
Stratamark was developed for treatment and prevention of all types of stretch marks, particularly those covering a wide surface area, resulting from pregnancy, adolescent growth spurts, weight gain or bodybuilding.
Indications/Uses
Stratamark is used for the prevention and treatment of Striae Distensae (stretch marks). Stratamark is suitable for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, children and people with sensitive skin.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Directions for use: Ensure that the skin is clean and dry.
Apply a very thin layer of Strata mark to the relevant areas with the fingertips and distribute evenly to form a very thin layer and allow the gel to dry.
Stratamark should be applied once per day, or after each wash.
For best results Stratamark should be maintained in continuous contact with the skin (24 hrs/day).
When applied correctly, Stratamark should be dry in 3-4 minutes. If it takes longer to dry the patient has probably applied too much. A little amount of gel goes a long way.
Gently remove any excess gel with a tissue or paper towel and allow the drying process to continue.
Once dry, Strata mark can be covered by undergarments, sunscreens or cosmetics.
One 50 g (1.75 oz) tube contains enough gel for approximately two months treatment for women in the late stages of pregnancy.
Recommended duration of treatment: Prevention of stretch marks during pregnancy: Stratamark is recommended for use from the beginning of the second trimester (13 weeks) or at the first sign of stretch marks. Treatment should be continued following birth for a minimum of 60 to 90 days.
Prevention of stretch marks during growth spurts: Stratamark should be used for the duration of the growth spurt or until the skin is no longer tightly stretched. Treatment should then be continued for an additional 60 to 90 days.
Treatment for existing stretch marks: Stratamark should be used for at least 60 to 90 days (24/7).
Continued use is recommended until no further improvement is seen. Severe and/or older stretch marks may need longer treatment. Stratamark may also be used in combination with other stretch mark treatments including laser therapy with the advice of the physician.
Overdosage
Stratamark can be easily removed from the patient's hands after application: simply wash the hands with liquid soap and warm water. Repeat if necessary.
Special Precautions
Stratamark should not be applied to third degree burns or to open wounds.
Stratamark should not be placed in contact with mucous membranes or the eyes.
Stratamark should not be applied over other skin treatments without the advice of the physician.
Stratamark may stain clothing if not completely dry.
For external use only. If irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult the physician.
Storage
Store below 30°C (86°F).
ATC Classification
D02AA - Silicone products ; Used as skin emollients and protectants.
Presentation/Packing
Topical gel 50 g.
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