Frequently asked questions
What is Dermatix®?
Dermatix® is the advanced topical Silicone Gel, used to help prevent scars in freshly healed wounds and also reduce prominent immature scars. It is used and recommended by plastic surgeons, dermatologists and leading specialist worldwide to effectively treat and repair scars resulting from surgery, burns and other injuries.
Where can I purchase Dermatix®?
Dermatix® is available from your doctor on prescription, however it is also available from leading pharmacies without a prescription.
For which types of scars is Dermatix® suitable?
Dermatix® visibly improves established and new scars on the face and body, including hypertrophic and keloid scars.
Can I use Dermatix® to help avoid scars?
If the skin has been ruptured you cannot avoid a scar, but you can make it less visible. You must only start Dermatix® when the wound has completely healed.
What will Dermatix® do to improve my scars?
Dermatix® is clinically proven to improve scars. Dermatix® has been shown to soften, flatten and smooth scars, and to relieve the itching, pain and discomfort associated with them. Silicone products, like Dermatix® can significantly reduce the visibility of your scar.
How long will I need to use Dermatix® before I can see a difference in my scar?
An early benefit of Dermatix® is usually seen within 4–5 weeks of usage, you will notice an improvement in the level of itching and discomfort of the scar, but generally a significant improvement in appearance will not be seen until a minimum of 2 months of continuous use[a]. Dermatix® will not work over night.
How long should I use Dermatix® for?
Studies have shown that silicone works most effectively if it is in constant contact with the scar – so be sure to use the gel morning and night as part of your daily routine. Further benefits may result from extended use.
Can Dermatix® be used on children, darker skinned people and pregnant women?
Dermatix® Silicone Gel is recommended for use in children.
Will Dermatix® eventually remove my scar?
It is not possible to make a scar "invisible". Dermatix® will however, markedly improve the appearance of most established and new scars.
Are there any side-effects?
Very rarely Dermatix® can cause redness, pain and irritation.
Are there any precautions?
Dermatix® is for external use only and should not be applied to open or fresh wounds, placed in contact with mucous membranes or too close to the eyes. Dermatix® should not be applied over antibiotic skin preparations or other skin treatments or products.
Can I use Dermatix® on established scars?
Yes. However, improvements in appearance will be greater on freshly healed skin.
What are the advantages of Dermatix®?
Dermatix® is effective, clinically tested and proven, convenient, painless and can be used on all skin types as well as on and around joints and bony areas. There is no drug in Dermatix®.
How else can I take care of my scar?
Scars, especially fresh ones, should not be exposed to extremes of temperature (intense sunshine, sunbeds, saunas and extreme cold). Tight clothing should also be avoided in case it irritates or injures the scar tissue. Care should be taken during stretching and strengthening exercises because the skin, which has already been damaged, is extremely sensitive.