Caused by accident, surgery and even diseases, scars are a natural part of the healing process. Scars occur as the wound heals and the skin is repaired and are influenced by 5 factors:
- Genetics (skin types)
- Location on the body
- Previous history
- Wound infection
Regardless of where the scar is or even how old it is they can sometimes have distressing side effects such as: depression, social anxiety, avoidance, and generally low self-esteem.
The good news is that you do not have to wait for time to improve your scars. Dermatix® – available in a range of silicone based products is clinically proven to significantly improve the appearance of scars. Suitable for existing prominent immature and new scars, Dermatix® even reduces scarring following surgery, burns and other injuries. Dermatix®is available in two forms: as a Silicone Gel and as Silicone Sheets (both clear and fabric backed). Silicone is the most frequently used non-invasive treatment in scar management.
Dermatix® is now available on the NHS as well as through online ordering and from your local pharmacist. It is supplied in a 15g tube and can be obtained with or without a prescription. A 60g tube is available for those who have larger scars. Dermatix® is also supplied as a sheet (clear or fabric) in four different sizes.
Problems with scars
Scars may take many months to flatten and fade after injury, but problematic scars may have the following effects:
- Grow bigger
- Remain red/dark and raised without fading
- Cause discomfort, itching or pain
- Restrict the movement of a joint
- Cause distress because of appearance
Dermatix® is used and recommended by plastic surgeons, dermatologists and leading specialists worldwide, to effectively treat and reduce scarring. It is clinically proven to soften, flatten and smooth scars, relieving the itching, pain and discomfort associated with them.  Dermatix® is easily applied to all areas of the body, including the face, joints and other parts of the skin.