How to use Strataderm
- Ensure that the scar is clean and dry.
- Apply a very thin layer of Strataderm to the scar and allow to dry.
- Strataderm should be applied once daily, or twice daily to exposed areas or as advised by your physician.
- For best results Strataderm should be maintained in continuous contact with the skin (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
- When applied correctly, Strataderm should be dry in 3–4 minutes. If it takes longer to dry you have probably applied too much. Gently remove the excess with a tissue and allow the drying process to continue.
- Once dry, Strataderm can be covered by sunscreen, cosmetics, pressure garments or casts.
Strataderm is easily applied once daily, or twice daily to exposed
areas of your skin or as advised by your physician.
How much Strataderm do I need?
Strataderm is not absorbed into the skin, rather it dries to form a very thin layer that is thinner than a piece of paper or as if you stretch a piece of household cling wrap over your skin.
Strataderm 5 g (0.17 oz) is enough to treat a 2–3 cm (1–2 inch) linear scar for over 90 days.
Strataderm 10 g (0.35 oz) is enough to treat a 5–7 cm (2–3 inch) linear scar for over 90 days.
Strataderm 20 g (0.7 oz) is enough to treat a 10–14 cm (4–6 inch) linear scar for over 90 days.
Strataderm 50 g (1.75 oz) is enough to treat an area of 6×12 cm (2.5 × 5 inch) for over 90 days.
There have been no side effects observed with the proper use of Strataderm gel. It is not absorbed, so it will not produce systemic side effects, and it is unlikely to produce local side effects.
The ingredients in Strataderm gel are completely compatible with human biology. Strataderm gel is transparent and does not contain alcohol, fragrances or parabens.
If Strataderm gel was accidently swallowed it will not be absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract due to its high molecular weight, and will be excreted without modification.
Recommended duration of treatment
Strataderm is recommended as a minimum treatment of 60–90 days (24 hours a day / 7 days a week). Larger and older scars may take longer. Continued use is recommended until no further improvement is seen.