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Dermatix Gel

Dermatix is used to prevent scars in newly healed wounds and to reduce the appearance of easily-seen scars.

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What is Dermatix gel?

Dermatix gel contains silicone (otherwise known as polysiloxane) and is made of long chain polymers. It is available in a tube.

When skin is injured it becomes inflamed and different cells enter the wound to assist the healing process. Among these, cells called fibroblasts form new tissues including collagen and other connective tissue to pack and close the wound. Thereafter, tissues remodel and scar tissue is formed. Collagen is a major structural protein that makes up most of the scar.

Silicone helps to heal scars by increasing the hydration of the outer layer of the skin. It assists in regulating fibroblast production, thereby reducing collagen production, resulting in a softer, flatter scar.

Dermatix gel is used to treat and prevent keloids (scars that are lumpy and protrude from the skin's surface) and hypertrophic scars (scars that are raised but not as much as keloids), both of which can result from surgery, trauma wounds, burns, and pimples. Dermatix gel can also be used on scars that are unsightly, red or discoloured, and immature and still healing, which can be up to two years after the wound has closed. Dermatix gel flattens and softens scars, relieving their discomfort and pain, itching, and redness or discolouration, while maintaining the moisture balance in the skin

How to use Dermatix gel

Dermatix gel is a clear and quick-drying gel that forms an invisible sheet over the scar area. It can be on used on all skin areas, including the face, flexible areas, and joints, and after general surgery, tumour surgery, skin biopsy, and under make-up.

Before using Dermatix gel, thoroughly clean and dry the affected area of skin. Spread a little gel in a very thin layer over the wound site immediately after its healing, and rub it in. Allow it to dry for a 4 to 5 minutes before covering with clothes or make up (note, the gel can stain clothes if not dry). If Dermatix gel has not dried, the gel layer has been spread too thickly; carefully remove any excess to enable the gel to dry. It is recommended that Dermatix gel is used at least twice daily for a minimum of 2 months and until further improvements are not seen. Avoid using lotions, creams, or ointments with Dermatix gel as they may reduce the gel's effectiveness or cause skin irritation.

Who can use Dermatix gel?

Dermatix gel is suitable for all people with scars or who is at high risk of scarring.

It should not be used on unhealed open wounds, mucous membranes, near the eyes, or on top of other skin treatments unless you have been told by your doctor.

Dermatix gel side effects

On rare occasions, Dermatix gel may cause the skin to become red, itchy or painful. Contact your doctor if at all worried about any unwanted effects of the gel.

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Reviewed by: Dr Loraine Haslam MBBS, DRCOG, DFSRH, LoC SDI, LoC IUT, MRCGP
GMC registration number: 4524038
Date: 6 February 2024
Next review: 5 February 2026
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