CytoDerma™ was born out of a love of skin and enjoying life. We love healthy skin but found that existing solutions for aesthetic post-procedure and post-surgical care didn't adequately answer patients' concerns about minimizing discomfort, minimizing potential for abnormal scarring and improving recovery time. So began our quest to develop CytoDerma™, the first-line therapy gel and best solution to help skin recover faster without having patients hide under the covers for days. CytoDerma™ is proudly developed and made in Canada.
What are Scars?
Scars are an undesirable yet normal outcome of skin healing. A scar is an area of fibrous tissue that replaces normal skin after injury - it is a biological process of skin repair. The human body possesses a remarkable capacity to heal, and scars are a natural part of this healing process.
How do Scars Form?
Scars form when the dermis is damaged. The body forms new collagen to repair the damaged area, resulting in a scar. The newly formed scar tissue will have a different texture and quality than the surrounding tissue. Scars form after damaged skin is completely healed.
Not All Scars are Made the Same...
The healing process can differ from person to person and even from skin injury to skin injury within the same person. This is why there are different kinds of scars.
Most scars are flat and pale. However, in cases where the body overproduces collagen, scars can be raised. Raised scars are called hypertrophic scars or keloid scars. Both of these kinds of scars are more commonly found in younger people & people with darker skin-tones.
Some surgical scars and acne scars have a sunken or pitted appearance. This occurs when underlying structures supporting the skin (i.e. fat or muscle) are lost.
Scars also can be the result of the skin stretching too rapidly (i.e. stretch marks - growth spurts in adolescence & pregnancy).
- For Scar Prevention: Post-op & Post-aesthetic Procedures
- For Scar Management: Hypertrophic Scars & Keloids
CytoDerma™ is a topical, 100% medical grade silicone gel that is silky soft, transparent, odorless and fast-drying. It helps maintain the skin's moisture balance while supporting the care of damaged skin surfaces. CytoDerma™ can be used on existing scars, post surgery and post aesthetic procedures.
First-Line Therapy for Post-Procedure Care and Scar Management
CytoDerma™ is a topical, 100% medical grade, bacteriostatic silicone gel proudly developed and manufactured in Canada. CytoDerma™ is the post-procedure care product of choice by:
- Plastic Surgeons
- ENT Specialists
- Obstetrician / Gynecologists
- General Physicians
- General Surgeons
CytoDerma™ is semi-occlusive which improves hydration to the injured skin area. Moist wound environments are known to be conducive to faster epithelialization and fewer scar-related symptoms of pain and pruritus.
Normalizes the Inflammatory Response
CytoDerma™ forms a thin layer over the injured skin area. It is gas-permeable and semi-occlusive, allowing excess heat to escape. It is also bacteriostatic and inert and therefore will not react with newly forming fibrous tissues. This leads to a reduction in the inflammatory response.
Abnormal Scar Prevention
The body's natural skin healing process results in an immature stratum corneum and allows abnormally high levels of trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL). This signals keratinocytes to produce cytokines that activate dermal fibroblasts to produce collagen. Excessive collagen production leads to abnormal scarring such as hypertrophic scars and keloid scars. CytoDerma™ applied over the scar restores the barrier function of the stratum corneum, reducing TEWL and turning off the stimulation of keratinocytes. Keratinocytes stop producing cytokines that activate dermal fibroblasts.
Can be Applied Immediately Post-procedure / Treatment
CytoDerma™ is used for the prevention and treatment of abnormal scarring such as those that may result from cosmetic and surgical procedures.
CytoDerma™ is suitable for all skin types, complexion and colour.
It is safe to use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding as well as on infants, children and people with sensitive skin.
Recommended Duration of Treatment
CytoDerma™ is recommended as minimum treatment of 60 - 90 days for scar prevention & treatment. Continue to use CytoDerma™ until no further improvement is seen
(Minor and major surgeries)
*First and second degree burns, third degree burns only after the presence of granulating tissue.
Directions for Use
- Ensure that the treatment area is clean and dry.
- Apply a very thin (paper thin) layer of CytoDerma™ evenly over the treatment area.
- For best results, CytoDerma™ should have continuous contact with the skin.
- Once dry, CytoDerma™ can be covered with sunscreen and/or cosmetics.
- CytoDerma™ is to be applied once or twice a day.
Duration of Treatment
Continue to use CytoDerma™ until no further improvement is seen or as directed by your health care professional.
Benefits for Post Surgery
- Helps to expedite the healing
- Helps to prevent abnormal scars and treat excessive scarring
- Helps to reduce the redness & discoloration
- Helps to prevent infection
- Improves comfort & minimizes downtime
- Relieves itching
- Bacteriostatic & inert
Benefits for Existing Scars
- Flatten, soften and smoothen raised scars
- Prevents and treats abnormal and excessive scarring
- Helps to reduce the redness
- Helps to reduce the sensitivity & discoloration
- Helps to reduce itching & discomfort