"Having used Dermafill now for several years, our wound center has found the dressing to be very versatile, saves countless hours of nursing time, and is cost effective; Dermafill has been effectively placed over wounds colonized with MRSA and VRE, chronic and acute wounds, and second degree burns. The dressing suually requires only a single application, patients note instantaneous pain relief, and the haemostatic properties are exceptional."
~ Lamar Brand, MD
Medical Director Center for Wound Care
Dermafill is a translucent, semi-opaque biosynthetic cellulose membrane dressing, which at a microscopic level closely resembles the body's own collagen. The nonwoven ribbons of microbial cellulose closely resemble the body’s extracellular matrix yielding a high vapor transfer rate while providing a normal matrix covering the entire wound bed. The result is a fluid balance and mechanical cellular matrix which bridges the wound bed, thus promotes distribution and concentration of growth factors and nutrients needed for healing, while protecting the wound from environmental contamination.
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Dermafill is a non-toxic biocompatible dressing packaged in a sterile envelope. It requires minimal changes, thus reducing the risk of nosocomial contamination associated with dressing changes. When applied, Dermafill becomes transparent, allowing for easy examination of the wound. The product adheres without the use of adhesives and within days a scab forms, incorporating itself into the cellulose matrix. Many report the dressing also virtually eliminates pain in most wounds. When the wound is healed the scab and Dermafill autolytically debrides itself from the surface of the skin. If desired, the dressing can be soaked with normal saline and easily lifted off the wound bed.
Secondary dressings are generally not recommended as they interfere with the vapor transfer rate and fluid balance unique to microbial cellulose dressings. If a wound is over a high friction area such as a joint, the edges can be secured with air-permeable hypoallergenic tape. The transparent nature of the dressing allows for visual observation without the need for dressing changes, while the cellular matrix maintains an environment that promotes granulation and re-epithelialization. Dermafill spontaneously sheds itself and does not uniformly release. Instead, it releases wherever the wound heals which at times is in a patchwork nature.
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