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Scar care

Dermatology / Anti Aging & Mesotherapy


Biodermis has been a leader in medical treatment for over 30 years and stands for innovation in scar care.

Biodermis silicone scar sheets are made from high quality medical grade silicone that ensures safe and effective scar care.

Biodermis is versatile because our silicone sheets are much thinner than the competition, so they mould precisely to the contours of the body and offer maximum comfort and flexibility.

Biodermis can be worn for up to 12 hours at a time and is easy to clean and reuse with a non-foaming, fragrance-free cleanser such as Biodermis’ SilqueClenz.

Biodermis can be used between 2-3 weeks with proper cleaning and average wear.

What is the appendix and why do some people have it removed?

The vermiform (worm-shaped) appendix is a narrow, pouch-like sac of tissue that is connected to the inferior part of the large intestines in the lower right abdomen. As part of the lymphatic system, the appendix contains masses of lymphatic tissue, unlike the rest of the large intestines. The presence of lymph tissue suggests that the appendix plays a role in the immune system as well as the digestive system. Surprisingly, however, scientists and medical professionals still aren’t clear on the exact function of the appendix. Some researchers believe that the appendix is a vestigial remnant of human ancestors and no longer serves any purpose in the body. Others believe that the appendix is a storage unit for healthy bacteria that comes into play when we get sick and our intestines need extra support.

Inflammation of the appendix occurs when it contracts a bacterial infection. This can cause severe pain for the patient and can become life-threatening if not treated promptly. The pain from an inflamed appendix can be unbearable within just a few hours, often prompting the need for emergency removal. Most doctors will recommend having an inflamed appendix removed. Even healthy appendixes might be removed during an abdominal surgery such as a hysterectomy (removal of a woman’s uterus). The main justification for removing a healthy appendix is that it is an organ with a high risk of becoming infected. Add this to the fact that the appendix has no apparent function, and it makes greater sense to just have it removed altogether.


Epi-Derm Small Strips

Epi-Derm Small Strips


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Treating Facial Scars vs Body Scars

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All scars are the result of the same wound healing process that involves four distinct stages: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and maturation. Scarring is part of the maturation stage of wound healing marked by the reformation and strengthening of collagen fibers in new scar tissue. Scar tissue can continue to heal and change for up to a year or longer after the wound has fully healed. Even though scars all follow the same process, there are different approaches to treating them based on which part of the body they develop. Facial scars have their own set of challenges compared to scars that form elsewhere on the body.

What is the difference?

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Scars on the face differ from scars on the body primarily due to the fact that they are exposed. Scars on the body are covered for most of the day by the clothes that we wear. Clothes add some protection for wounds and scars from the sun and outside elements. However, tight clothes, certain fabrics, and laundry scents that get trapped in shirts and pants can irritate wounds and scars, making wound healing more challenging and treatment an obstacle. A scar that forms on the foot, for instance, will be rubbed against and irritated by our socks and shoes. Body parts like knees, ankles, and elbows are constantly in motion throughout the day, which can complicate wound healing if sudden motions are made.

Facial scars present their own challenges, such as being exposed to environmental factors like UV rays from the sun and dry weather. Scars need an ideal balance, also known as homeostasis, of moisture and oxygen to heal properly. Facial scars that are exposed are at higher risk for losing moisture and drying out. This can lead to things like redness, itchiness, and feelings of pain at the scar site. Furthermore, direct sunlight can have a negative impact on wound healing and the way our scar looks. Hyperpigmentation occurs when the skin produces an excess of melanin, which is the pigment that gives skin its color. When too much melanin is produced in specific area, skin darkening can occur. Scar tissue is prone to hyperpigmentation when exposed to direct sunlight. Therefore, it’s a good idea to use sunscreen and cover your scar whenever possible.

Topical silicone for scar management

Medical grade silicone is the only clinically-proven topical solution for the treatment of scars resulting from surgery or injury. Silicone gel can come in various forms, including silicone gel sheeting and silicone scar sticks. Topical silicone works through two mechanisms of action: dermal hydration and collagen regulation. Silicone allows the scar site to retain moisture that would otherwise be lost through the damaged tissue. The added moisture at the scar bed signals fibroblasts in the skin to scale back collagen production. This has the effect of reducing scar discoloration and flattening raised scars.

Silicone sheeting is the ideal solution for scars on the body. This is because silicone sheeting won’t rub off onto clothing when worn. It also adds a layer of protection for your scar. Silicone scar sticks are the ideal option for the face or other exposed areas of skin because they are clear when applied to the skin. Silicone sticks contain SPF15 for added protection against UV rays.