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Scar Removal & Scar Prevention

Scars are the end point of the normal healing process after skin tissue has been broken. Injury to any tissue, whether it is by accident, surgery or disease initiates a complex series of responses to help clear damaged cells, protect viable tissues and rebuild the damaged area. The ideal end point of the wound healing process would be total regeneration, with the new skin tissue having the same structural, aesthetic, and functional attributes as the original uninjured skin. However, this is not always the case in wound healing.

Stratamed™ and Strataderm™ silicone gel sheets are commonly used by surgeons for scar prevention post-surgery. Stratamed™ scar prevention and Strataderm™ scar removal have been specifically formulated to adapt the abilities of silicone sheets into a convenient, film forming gel. Silicone gel sheeting has been used successfully for almost 30 years by leading scar prevention and scar removal specialists around the globe to improve the signs and symptoms of scars and prevent the development of abnormal scars. Recent clinical trials and experience have shown that self-drying silicone gels applied from a tube (such as Stratamed and Strataderm) show the same efficacy and the same excellent results in scar prevention and scar removal, only are much easier for patients to use.

Stratamed™ Scar Prevention

Stratamed™ is the first and only self-drying topical silicone scar prevention treatment approved for application to open wounds and ablated skin. At SkinRhümMD, we incorporate this product into our incisional and ablative procedures to expedite healing time and for dramatic scar prevention results. Patients using Stratamed™ scar prevention therapy post treatment will notice a significant reduction in inflammation, a more rapid and effective wound healing, wounds will be better protected from infections, feelings of tightness, itching and reddening will be reduced and the overall propensity for a scar to form will be greatly reduced. SkinRhümMD recommends Stratamed™ scar prevention therapy be applied twice daily for a minimum of 3 months post any injury or surgical procedure.

scar prevention therapy

Strataderm™ Scar Removal

It is estimated that North Americans currently have about 840 million scars of which 169 million are raised, red or keloid, with approximately 62 million new scars developing each year. These scars are often considered trivial but in many cases can be aesthetically unpleasant and cause severe itching, tenderness, pain, anxiety and depression.

Before and after 8 weeks of scar removal treatment with Stratamed™ and Strataderm™

scar prevention before and after
Strataderm’s non-sticky formula is used for the revision of existing scars and scar removal. This fast-drying, non-toxic formula helps to minimize redness, elevation, size and uncomfortable symptoms associated with scars such as itch and burning. Strataderm™ scar removal therapy was developed for use on all types of scars including those resulting from general surgery, trauma, burns, bites, acne and other diseases of the skin. It is ideal for people with sensitive skin and for children.
scar removal therapy

Contact us for a complimentary consultation and more information on scar prevention and scar removal treatment at SkinRhümMD 204-894-7486.