Product Summary

Dermatix® – Topical Silicone Gel for scar prevention in freshly healed wounds and reduction of prominent immature scars.

What is Dermatix® gel?

Dermatix® is a clear quick-drying gel that helps maintain the skin’s moisture balance, whilst treating scars resulting from surgery, burns, and other injuries. Dermatix® has been shown to flatten, soften and smooth scars, relieve the pain, itching and discomfort of scars as well as reduce any associated redness. Dermatix® gel is easily applied to all areas of the skin, including the face, joints and flexures, and dries quickly to form an invisible “sheet”.

Dermatix®, made using the same basic long chain polymers as Silicone Gel sheeting, is available in a tube. The gel, containing polysiloxane, is available in tubes of l5g and 60g.*

What is Dermatix® gel used for?

Dermatix® is used for the treatment and prevention of keloids and hypertrophic scars (such as those resulting from general surgical procedures, trauma wounds and burns), ideally used just after the wound has freshly healed and the skin surface becomes intact. It may also be used for prominent red immature scars that are actively healing; often up to two years post wound closure.

Where we recommend using Dermatix®

Dermatix® Gel

  • Smaller scars <10cm
  • Face, neck, all flexible body parts
  • Linear scars (post-operative)
  • Breast surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Naevus and skin tumour surgery
  • Minor surgery and skin biopsy
  • Under camouflage make-up

Dermatix® Silicone Sheets

  • Larger scars >10cm
  • Breast surgery
  • Cardio-Thoracic surgery
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Burns
  • Grafts
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Under compression garments
  • Exposed areas of the body
  • Added protection for sensitive scar against sun exposure (fabric sheets)

How should Dermatix® gel be used?

Dermatix® gel is very simple to apply and should be used at least twice a day:

Dermatix® Gel

Step 1

Clean the area to be treated with mild soap and water, pat dry.

Dermatix® Gel

Step 2

Cut the tip of the tube. Apply a very thin coat of Dermatix® Gel on the scar immediately after the wound has healed and rub it in.

Dermatix® Gel

Step 3

Allow to dry for 4 – 5 minutes. If the gel has not dried, remove the excess product.

1 APPLICATION 2X A DAY IN THE MORNING AND EVENING

(1x a day under occlusive bandage)
for at least 2 months.

You can apply make-up over the Dermatix® to cover scar. The recommended minimum duration of treatment is two months. Continue to use Dermatix® for as long as benefits are experienced.

When should Dermatix® gel not be used?

  • Dermatix® should not be applied to unhealed open wounds.
  • Dermatix® should not be placed in contact with mucous membranes, or applied too close to the eyes.
  • Dermatix® should not be applied over other skin treatments without the advice of your doctor.

Are there any possible unwanted effects of Dermatix® gel?

Rarely, the gel may cause redness, pain or irritation to the skin. If you are concerned about these or any other unwanted effects, consult your pharmacist or doctor.

How should Dermatix® be stored?

  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Store below 25°C and away from heat sources.
  • Do not use after the expiry date printed on the pack of Dermatix gel.

Further information

You can get more information about Dermatix® from your pharmacist or doctor.

Manufacturer:
Hanson Medical, Inc., Kingston, WA 98346, USA

Representative in Europe: 
Meda Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Takeley, CM22 6PU, UK

Distributor in UK:
Meda Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Skyway House, Parsonage Road, Takeley, Bishop’s Stortford, CM22 6PU

Distributor in Ireland: 
Meda Health Sales Ireland Ltd, Office 10, Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Co Meath

*Not all countries supply all presentations

Dermatix® Silicone Sheet with Silon® technology

Scar treatment is available in two forms

Dermatix® Silicone Sheet clear
Virtually invisible! Apply on exposed areas. Perfect for face & hands – can even apply make-up over it.

Dermatix® Silicone Sheet fabric
With a silky fabric backing for optimal comfort and convenience under clothing.

Description

Dermatix® Silicone Sheet Clear and Dermatix® Silicone Sheet Fabric are breathable and washable adhesive sheets made using advanced novel silicones.

Use

Consistent use of Dermatix® Silicone Sheet and Dermatix® Silicone Sheet Fabric can be used to reduce existing prominent immature hypertrophic scars and keloids or be used to prevent similar newly forming scars whilst helping to reduce their pain, itchiness, redness or height.

Instructions

washing hands

Step 1

Clean the area to be treated with mild soap and water. Pat dry.

Open Silicone Sheet

Step 2

Remove the protective layer and save it. Place Dermatix® Silicone Sheet with the “sticky side” down, directly on the scarred area. The Silicone Sheet should extend slightly beyond the area of the scar.

Place Silicone Sheet

Step 3

Keep in place for at least 12 hours and up to 23 hours.

Wash Silicone Sheet

Step 4

At least once a day, wash the scarred area and both sides of the Dermatix® Silicone Sheet with mild soap and water. Rinse thoroughly and allow the Dermatix® Silicone Sheet to dry before re-applying.

1 APPLICATION A DAY FOR 12 TO 23 HOURS

for at least 2 months.

Between uses, store Dermatix® Silicone Sheet using the protective layer.

Special recommendations and precautions

Do not use creams, lotions or ointments with this product as they may interfere with the performance of the product and/or cause skin irritation.

Caution

As with any topical material applied directly to the skin’s surface, some type of reaction (usually a sweat rash) is possible. Stop using the product if you have a reaction. After your skin has returned to normal, you may reapply the product for short periods and gradually increase the hours of usage. Monitor the scarred area for signs of reaction. Continue to increase the wearing time until a comfortable maximum has been reached. If you continue to have a problem, stop use and consult your physician.

WARNING! DO NOT USE ON OPEN WOUNDS!

Silon® is a registered trademark of BioMed Sciences, Inc.© All rights reserved.
This product is subject to US & Foreign Patents including US #’s 5,656,279, 5,980,923 & 7,087,135. REV 26/05/2010

Manufacturer:
Bio Med Sciences, Allentown, PA 18106 USA

Representative in Europe: 
Meda Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Takeley, Bishop’s Stortford, CM22 6PU, UK

*Not all countries supply all presentations

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