Melange Scar Therapy
Updated: Jan 10, 2020
A Topical Silicone Base for Scars and Other Skin Conditions
Melange Scar therapy
Fact: The skin is the largest organ of the body. It protects us from the elements, regulates temperature and is the reason why we can feel the heat, cold and the sensations of touching elements.
Although our skin is able to protect us, it is still able to be damaged and scarred. Not only can foreign elements cause damage, there are also many common skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea and acne. In fact, it is estimated that 80% of people aged between 11 and 30 will have an acne outbreak at some point. As skin is visible to everyone, some might find that acne scars, stretch marks and other skin abnormalities may be a little embarrassing. Mckenzie’s Compounding has a solution – Melange Scar Therapy.
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, It 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.
Typically, the directions for use are to apply between 2-6 grams twice a day for 10 –14 weeks. Studies have shown that using Melange scar therapy, scar length was shortened, smoother and had a reduction in colour. See study results below:
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%
Melange Scar Therapy is available from Mckenzies Compounding Pharmacy in 10g and 20g tubes. Prices are as follows:
10g - $29.95
20g - $44.95
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.
Silicone comprise what percentage of Melange Scar Therapy?
Melange Scar Therapy contains over 50% silicone. 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.