Stratamed® - Advanced Film-Forming Wound Dressing
Stratamed® - Advanced Film-Forming Wound Dressing
Stratamed® - Advanced Film-Forming Wound Dressing
Stratamed® - Advanced Film-Forming Wound Dressing
Stratamed® - Advanced Film-Forming Wound Dressing
Stratamed® - Advanced Film-Forming Wound Dressing

Stratamed® - Advanced Film-Forming Wound Dressing

$31.95 AUD

What is it?

Stratamed® is an advanced, transparent, and semi-occlusive film-forming wound dressing used after surgery, full field procedures (i.e. ablative laser) or on deeper wounds. Stratamed® has been developed with a special consistency to ensure that it remains in stronger contact with the wound bed or damaged surface.

Flexible, full contact: Stratamed® dries to form a thin and flexible protective film which remains in constant contact with the damaged skin.

Reduced downtime: Stratamed® reduces downtime by creating an optimal environment for faster wound healing.

Bacteriostatic: Stratamed® protects the compromised skin from microbial invasion and does not promote bacterial growth.

Symptom relief: Stratamed® provides symptomatic relief from itching, burning and discomfort, as well as reduces redness and swelling.

Non-reactive: Stratamed® is inert, has no measurable pH value, contains no alcohol, parabens or fragrances. This makes it suitable for children and people with sensitive skin.
Medical device: Stratamed® is registered as a European class IIa, TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) and FDA listed Class I medical device (wound dressing). It is suitable for the use on open wounds, and mucosa (e.g. Nasal, oral and urethral)

How does Stratamed® work?

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

Epidermal cells are able to move to the surface of the dermis through wound exsudate which collects at the wound dressing interface.

This environment prevents secondary tissue damage resulting from dehydration.
This environment promotes enzymatic autolytic debridement.

Wound exudate, which carries a number of growth factors essential to the healing of wounds, is kept protected in the wound-dressing interface.

Stratamed® emulates the epidermal barrier and helps enhance the healing of wounds. Stratamed® prevents water loss while maintaining the oxygen transfer rate.

The wound is kept in an optimal environment for healing.

Who can use Stratamed®?

  • Stratamed® is designed for all skin types. It is suitable for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, children or people with sensitive skin.
  • Stratamed® is transparent and odorless. It does not contain alcohol, fragrances or parabens.
  • Stratamed® always remains on top of the wound bed or newly formed granulation tissue.
  • Stratamed® is suitable for all skin types.
  • Stratamed® is non-reactive with no measurable pH.
  • Stratamed® is easy to use at home.
  • Stratamed® may be used during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

 How to use Stratamed®?

  • Apply once daily, or twice daily to exposed areas or as advised by your doctor. 
  • For best results, Stratamed® should maintain continuous contact with the skin (24 hours a day/ 7 days a week).

Applying Stratamed®

Step 1: Prepare your skin

Ensure that the affected skin or superficial wound is clean. Gently pat dry as much excess exudate or wound fluid from the area as possible prior to the gel application.
Step 2: Apply Stratamed®

Apply a very thin layer of Stratamed® directly to the affected area.

Step 3 A (Without secondary dressing): Allow the gel to dry

When applied correctly, Stratamed® should be dry in 5–6 minutes.

Step 3 B (With secondary dressing): Cover with secondary dressing 

Apply a thin layer of Stratamed®, then cover with a secondary dressing. Drying is not necessary.
If it takes longer to dry, you have probably applied too much. Gently remove any excess gel with a tissue or paper towel and allow the drying process to continue.

Stratamed® should be reapplied when changing the dressing, when checking the wound progress, or as advised by your doctor.

Step 4: You are ready to go!

Once dry, Stratamed® can be covered with clothes, sunscreen or cosmetics.

Removing Stratamed®

Remove from skin: Excess Stratamed® on your hands can be easily removed by washing them with liquid soap and warm water. Repeat if necessary.

Remove from clothes: Stratamed® may stain clothing if not completely dry. If staining occurs, dry cleaning should be able to remove it without damaging the fabric.

Recommended duration of treatment

  • Stratamed® is recommended to be used immediately post procedure until the skin has fully recovered.
  • For resurfacing and ablative procedures, continued use is recommended for a minimum treatment period of 30 days (24 hours a day / 7 days a week) or until no further improvement is seen.
  • For abnormal scar prevention, Stratamed® is recommended for a minimum treatment period of 60 – 90 days (24 hours a day / 7 days a week). Larger scars may require a longer treatment.
  • Continued use is recommended until no further improvement is seen.
NOTE: Once your wound is completely healed, you can switch to 

Strataderm® - Gel for professional Scar Therapy which can be used once a day.

    What is the correct tube size for me?

    Stratamed® gel is a unique formulation which requires substantially less product per application than typical moisturizing creams or barrier ointments.

    Stratamed® 5 g is enough to treat a 2-4 cm linear incision twice per day for over 90 days.

    Stratamed® 10 g is enough to treat a 5-8 cm linear incision twice per day for over 90 days.

    Stratamed® 20 g is enough to treat a 10-12 cm linear incision twice per day for over 90 days or an area of 6 × 12 cm twice per day for over 60 days.

    Stratamed® 50 g is enough to treat an area of 12 × 15 cm, twice per day for over 60 days.

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    Ingredients

    Polysiloxanes, Siloxane Resin

    Warnings

    • For external use only.
    • Stratamed® should not be placed in contact with the eyes.
    • Stratamed® should not be applied over other skin treatments without the advice of your doctor.
    • Stratamed® may stain clothing if not completely dry.
    • Should your wound show signs of infection or fail to heal, consult your doctor.
    • If irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult your doctor.
    • Not suitable for wet, highly exudative, tunneling wounds or 3rd degree burns.
    • Keep out of the reach of children.
    • Do not use after the expiration (EXP) date printed on the tube.