Indication General Cosmetic Surgery

Stratamed – the breakthrough treatment for faster wound healing and abnormal scar prevention

Fast wound healing is key to minimizing abnormal scar formation.1

“The main focus for clinicians is to achieve rapid epithelialization as a first measure of wound care to prevent abnormal scar formation. This is particularly important for wounds subjected to tension due to motion, body location or loss of tissue.”1

Silicone’s long-standing efficacy for wound healing, scar prevention and scar treatment2–4 has now taken a leap forward with the development of Stratamed – specifically developed for use on non-epithelialized skin.

With Stratamed, physicians and patients are now able to begin their silicone therapy earlier than ever before, which significantly reduces the likelihood and severity of abnormal scarring.5

Stratamed dries to form a thin, flexible, protective sheet that is gas permeable and waterproof which hydrates and protects compromised skin areas and open wounds from chemical and microbial invasion.

Stratamed speeds up the healing process resulting in reduced downtime.5

Stratamed can also be used in conjunction with other invasive scar management options to improve overall results, including surgical excision and resuturing, intralesional steroid injections and pressure garments.

Stratamed can be used immediately after surgical procedures, trauma, skin resurfacing, burns*, chronic wounds etc.

  • Faster wound healing and reduced inflammatory response5,6
  • Improves the visible outcome of the procedure7
  • Allows prevention of abnormal scarring to begin earlier than ever before5

 

Stratamed helps to create an optimal moist wound healing environment for the healing process of the wound5-7, which leads to:

  • Increased rate of epithelial cells migration, thus faster wound healing
  • Reducing the symptomatic responses (redness/discolouration, itching, discomfort and pain)5-7
  • Dramatically decreasing the incidence of abnormal scarring5

 

Stratamed is semi-occlusive and hydrophobic and does not adhere strongly to the newly formed granulating tissue5-7, which leads to:

  • Gas permeability while reducing TEWL
  • Maintaining the wound hydration balance, without maceration
  • Faster migration of keratinocytes across the wound bed

 

Stratamed consists of inert silicone polymers with no measurable pH value, which form a flexible protective sheet, that:

  • Does not affect the protective acid mantle of the skin
  • Reduces the inflammatory response5-7
  • Enables an effective wound healing and enhances therapeutic results5-7

 

Stratamed dries to form a full contact flexible wound dressing:

  • Suitable for different wound types and shapes
  • Excellent flexibility and adaptability to all kinds of wound surfaces
  • Able to “mimic” the epidermal barrier

 

Stratamed is a simple addition to existing wound care protocols with no changes required. It can be used with or without secondary protective dressing.

  • Simple, easy, safe and convenient to use, painless to apply and remove
  • Chemically and mechanically compatible with secondary dressing
  • Patients can continue treatment at home

 

Stratamed is bacteriostatic and inert, supplied in “sterile until open” format:

  • Prevents the wound infection
  • Enables to do the first application in the surgery room

 

Stratamed is a high molecular weight polymer – not absorbed through the skin or through the gastro­intestinal tract:

  • Suitable for children or people with sensitive skin

 

*1st and 2nd degree burns, 3rd degree burns only after the presence of granulating tissue
1. Upton Z et al. Wounds Int 2011; 2(1):7–8
2. Gold MH et al. Dermatol Surg 2014; 40:817–824
3. Berman B et al. Dermatol Surg 2007; 33:1291–1303
4. Gold MH et al. Dermatol Surg 2001; 27:641–644
5. Sandhofer M, Schauer P. Skinmed 2012; 10(6):1–7
6. Monk EC et al. Dermatol Surg 2014; 40:76–79
7. Data on file. Strtapharma AG