How Does Dermatix Work?
Our lives often speak through our scars. Like the time we burnt our hands when we were five, trying to bake cookies for grandma. Or the time we fell off our bikes racing our friends to school. Scars are evidence of an event, and become stories.
The question we often ponder after these incidents is why though the healing is complete but it often leaves us with marks in varying degrees of severity. The answer to whether a wound will leave a scar depends on a combination of biological processes that include characteristics of the original wound and the manner in which it healed, as well as the way the skin cells regenerate.1
Dr. John Newman, a cosmetic surgeon and researcher at the Laser Center of Virginia in Virginia Beach says, “Scarring is the result of a system that has learned to respond extremely quickly to a wound.” Often when our skin is wounded, the cut isn’t clean, the healing conditions are not ideal and we end up with a scar.1
Scars are a natural part of the body's healing process. A scar results from the biologic process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues. They form when the dermis (deep, thick layer of skin) is damaged. The body forms new collagen fibres (a naturally occurring protein in the body) to mend the damage, resulting in a scar. The new scar tissue will have a different texture and quality than the surrounding tissue. Scars form after a wound is completely healed.2
As the body works to heal our skin after a wound, an increase in water loss through the damaged skin may trigger overproduction of collagen. Left unmanaged, a raised scar is formed as the excess collagen accumulates over the wound site.
Treating a freshly-closed wound with Dermatix® sees its Cyclopentasiloxane silicone polymers forming a protective barrier on the surface to prevent excessive transepidermal water loss.3
With the transepidermal water loss regulated, our body will no longer over-produce collagen as the scar heals, resulting in a flatter and softer scar. The Vitamin C Ester in Dermatix® will also lighten hyperpigmentation, fading the scar.3
Dermatix® works by forming a physical barrier on the surface to aid the body's natural healing processes. No corrosive or abrasive chemicals are involved which is why it is safe to use on babies and reduces the chances of allergies or allergic reactions. Studies conducted by independent researchers has also proven Dermatix's efficacy.4
What makes Dermatix unique is the main ingredient of Vitamin C ester, or ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate. The new active lipid form of Pro Vitamin C is fat soluble with neutral pH that is non-irritating. It is the active ingredients in Dermatix Ultra and Dermatix Advance. The benefits of this vitamin C in improving protection from sunlight and lightening hyperpigmentation is strongly supported by scientific research.5
Each ingredient that goes into the formulation of Dermatix has been carefully researched to enable effective and efficient delivery into the dermis layer of the skin. Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate is one such ingredient.
Strong scientific evidence concluded ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate to be one of the more stable compounds of Vitamin C, rendering effective performance when it comes to successful penetration of active ingredients into the skin. Due to the non-oxidisable form of Vitamin C, the compound is found to be neutral, and possess anti-inflammatory properties that could boost skin hydration6,7,8.
These various attributes of Dermatix, ensure that while we may not avoid scars altogether, the scars will now tell a different story – one of smoother healthier skin.
- Mustoe TA, Evolution of silicone therapy and mechanism of action in scar management. Aesth Plast Surg. 2008;32:82-92
- Chernoff WG, et al. Aesth Plast Surg 2007;31:495-500
- Meletis, Chris D. & Wagner, Elizabeth. Alternative and Complementary Therapies: Natural Remedies For Promoting Skin Health. Jun 2002.186-190. Retrieved from https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/107628002760091047
- Narda, M., Brown, A., Muscatelli-Groux, B., Grimaud, J. and Granger, C., 2020. Epidermal and Dermal Hallmarks of Photoaging are Prevented by Treatment with Night Serum Containing Melatonin, Bakuchiol, and Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate: In Vitro and Ex Vivo Studies. Dermatology and Therapy, [online] 10(1), pp.191-202. Available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13555-019-00349-8#Sec21[Accessed 30 April 2020].
- Ochiai, Y., Kaburagi, S., Obayashi, K., Ujiie, N., Hashimoto, S., Okano, Y., Masaki, H., Ichihashi, M. and Sakurai, H., 2006. A new lipophilic pro-vitamin C, tetra-isopalmitoyl ascorbic acid (VC-IP), prevents UV-induced skin pigmentation through its anti-oxidative properties. Journal of Dermatological Science, 44(1), pp.37-44. Available at: https://www.jdsjournal.com/article/S0923-1811(06)00195-2/fulltext
- cir-safety.org. 2017. Safety Assessment Of Ethers And Esters Of Ascorbic Acid As Used In Cosmetics. Available at: https://www.cir-safety.org/sites/default/files/ethers%20esters%20ascorbate.pdf