Recommended duration of treatment
Stratamed is recommended for immediate treatment post procedure and should be continued until the skin has fully recovered.
For resurfacing and ablative procedures, continued use is recommended for a minimum treatment of 30 days (24 hours a day/7 days a week) or until no further improvement is seen.
For abnormal scar prevention, Stratamed is recommended for a minimum treatment of 60–90 days (24 hours a day/7 days a week). Larger scars may take longer. Continued use is recommended until no further improvement is seen.
Because Stratamed’s action is to regulate or mature the scar tissue,
once treatment has been completed, the scar will not become active again unless it is further stimulated by external factors.
A numbers of factors play a role in the speed at which, and the degree to which, the skin will repair and heal itself. Those factors include:
- The age of the patient
- The extent of damage
- The response of the individual’s immune system
- Therapy compliance
- Medication being taken (e.g. steroids)
- Isolation from added damage or irritation
- Exposure to sunlight
- Family history
- Skin colour type