A Topical Silicone Base for Scars and Other Skin Conditions
Melange Scar Therapy is a unique topical anhydrous silicone base that can be used alone or with various active ingredients for potential use in formulations. The only compounding base designed for scars and other skin conditions, Melange Scar Therapy is an ideal choice for new scars, old scars, surgical scars, stretch marks (from pregnancy or growth), acne scars and any skin conditions that would benefit from barrier protection.
Melange Scar Therapy contains Pracaxi oil derived from the seed of the Pracaxi tree found in the Amazon rainforest. A unique ingredient with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, Pracaxi oil is used for a variety of dermatological conditions, including skin spots, severe acne (and scars), psoriasis and rosacea.
Anecdotally, the directions for use are typically: Apply twice daily (estimate of 2-6 grams) for 10-14 weeks.
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An 8-week randomized, controlled pilot trial has evaluated the efficacy of Melange scar therapy. The study utilized visual and instrumental evaluations.
Highlights of the study show:
20% of the subjects had a reduction in scar length
Scar length was reduced by 2.5%
40% of the subjects had a reduction in colour intensity
Scar colour intensity was reduced by 20%
Utilising Clarity Lite imaging and Replicas/Image Analysis, instrumental evaluations revealed:
100% of the subjects showed improvement in scar texture/smoothness
Scar texture/smoothness was reduced by 22.32%
3% of the subjects showed improvement of scar pigment intensity
Scar Pigment intensity was reduced by 17.56%
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Melange Scar Therapy be used orally?
No. The raw materials used in the base have not been approved for oral use.
Silicones comprise what percentage of Melange Scar Therapy?
Melange Scar Therapy contains over 50% silicones. It is a low viscosity elastomer dispersion network that offers an exceptional feel during application. The Melange Scar Therapy copolymer network employs a polymerization chemistry that differs from the traditional silicone structurants.
Does it wash off easily?
Since it is an anhydrous silicone gel, it doesn’t wash off easily. This increases wear time and barrier protection potential.
How soon after surgery can Melange Scar Therapy be used?
It can be used immediately after surgery.
Is Melange Scar Therapy a protectant from body fluids, such as diarrhoea or leakage around ostomy site?
Yes, the silicones in Melange Scar Therapy provides this protection.