How Strataderm works

Hydration

  • Strataderm is semi-occlusive, allowing the skin to breathe and remain hydrated1
  • Strataderm restores the barrier function of the stratum corneum and reduces Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL)1
  • Better hydration helps to achieve a softer, smoother and flatter scar1

 

 

 

Protection

  • Strataderm forms a durable, flexible and waterproof sheet. It does not penetrate into the epidermis or dermis2
  • Strataderm protects the scarred site from microbial and chemical invasion
  • The protected environment helps to normalize the level of collagen production

 

 

 

Modulation

  • Abnormal scar formation is associated with an abnormal proliferation of fibroblasts3
  • It is suggested that silicone gel (like Strataderm) treats and prevents hypertrophic scar tissue, which contains histologically normal fibroblasts, by modulating expression of growth factors such as Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor (bFGF)3
  • Correcting a deficiency or overabundance of growth factors that orchestrate the tissue repair process has a favorable influence on wound healing and scar formation3

 

Strataderm flattens, softens, and smoothes scars. It also reduces pain, itching and discoloration.

 

1. Mustoe TA. Aesth Plast Surg 2008; 32:82–92
2. Fulton JE. Dermatol Surg 1995; 21:947–951
3. Hanasono MM et al. Arch Facial Plast Surg 2004; 6:88–9