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IS SILICONE SHEETING OR GEL BETTER FOR SCARS

  IS SILICONE SHEETING OR GEL BETTER FOR SCARS? Topical silicone products represent a safe and effective treatment option for healing scars. Two of the most popular formulations are topical silicone gel and silicone gel sheeting. Both have been studied in numerous clinical evaluations that have demonstrated these products to be a successful treatment for a variety of scar types, both old and new. Such scar types include keloids, burns, hypertrophic scars, and scars from trauma, cosmetic procedures, C-sections, and abdominoplasty. A [...]

Treating Wounds with Alginate Dressings

  Treating Wounds with Absorbent Alginate Dressings Alginate dressings can absorb up to 20 times their own weight for optimal wound healing. Various types of wounds can affect bedridden patients, those with… Alginate dressings can absorb up to 20 times their own weight for optimal wound healing. Various types of wounds can affect bedridden patients, those with diabetes, or those with chronic venous insufficiency. These sores, which develop due to inadequate blood flow, require prompt treatment in order to prevent them from becoming [...]

HOW DO ACNE PATCHES WORK

  HOW DO HYDROCOLLOID BANDAGES AND ACNE PATCHES WORK? An ugly pimple crops up on your face and you have an interview the next day? You could put a little tea tree oil or benzoyl peroxide on it, but the spot treatment of the moment are acne patches. Long gone are the days of trying to dry your pimples out with toothpaste and baking soda (both are irritating and could make scarring worse by increasing inflammation). There are a few advantages to using acne patches: They protect [...]

How to Measure Your pH with pH test strips

How to Measure Your pH with pH test strips It’s ridiculously easy and cheap to measure your pH. All you need is a box of pH test strips.  Testing your pH takes less than a minute. Testing your pH value is important because it instantly indicates your healthlevel. Healthy blood has a pH level of 7.35. A pH below 7 is acid and is an indication of poor health. You may experience symptoms like: low energy , pains and aches, mood swings, worrying and [...]