StrataXRT is an innovative flexible wound dressing specifically developed for the prevention and treatment of radiation dermatitis
Radiation dermatitis is an acute skin reaction affecting a large majority of patients undergoing radiation therapy. These reactions can go from redness on the skin (erythema) to moist desquamation, and may be a source of significant pain, discomfort and even psychological stress. Should you want to learn more, please visit the radiation dermatitis section of the website.
StrataXRT is a Stratpharma developed film forming silicone gel specifically designed to prevent and manage the side effects of radiation therapy, including dry and moist desquamation.
Why is StrataXRT an innovation?
To treat radiation dermatitis, the most commonly used treatments are different moisturizers. Contrary to StrataXRT, moisturizers have not been developed specifically to manage the side effects of radiation therapy. With its special formula, StrataXRT spreads easily while using a very little amount of product.
What are StrataXRT properties?
Once dried, StrataXRT forms a thin, flexible, protective layer that is gas permeable and waterproof. This helps promote a moist wound healing environment by minimizing Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL). The StrataXRT film lightly bonds to the most superficial damaged skin layer and protects compromised skin areas as well as superficial wounds.
StrataXRT gel has the following properties:
- It is bacteriostatic and inert
- Easy application at home, no need for secondary dressing
- Suitable for large radiation affected areas, but also in joints and hairy areas without the need for shaving
- Does not need to be removed during radiotherapy since it does not a bolus effect
- Make-up and sun protection can be applied over it
- Transparent and odorless
Since StrataXRT does not contain alcohol, fragrances or parabens, it is also suitable for children and people with sensitive skin.