Biodermis, Epi-derm silicone scar sheets are made of medical-grade silicones. These doctor-approved scar treatment products are used by hospitals, cosmetic surgeons, burn care practitioners, dermatologists, and other health care professionals.
They are FDA and C.E. (Europe) approved, breathable and permeable which is important because sheets that don’t allow oxygen to pass through may cause maceration. Silicone sheets are clinically proven to be a safe and effective scar treatment option. Epi-Derm sheets are also used for burn scar treatment.
How to use Biodermis Epi-Derm sheets? For optimal results they must be applied for a minimum of 12 hours per day for a period of 8-12 weeks.
Does using Biodermis Epiderm sheets bring side effects? All silicone sheets may cause skin rash although this happens rarely. This is very normal since any topical skin agent may potentially cause contact dermatitis (rash). If this occurs discontinue using Epi-Derm. The only exception is if you develop excessive moisture beneath the sheets which may lead to skin maceration which on its turn could predispose you to a fungal infection.
Are Biodermis silicone sheets any good? Some silicone brands are better than others. Some people gain better results with a certain brand than others. This may depend on skin type, humid or dry climates, and many other circumstances. Biodermis is a quality brand. What also makes it stand out is that Biodermis offers a variety of pre-cut, special shaped sheets. This way there is no need to cut them into the appropriate size yourself.
Studies mentioning Biodermis Epi-derm silicone sheets.
Study comparing the results of Epi-derm with Contractubex. Conclusion:
“Silicone products, either in gel or sheet, are superior to Contractubex® in the treatment of the hypertrophic scar.” Source: burnsjournal.com
Where to buy Biodermis Epi-derm sheets? They can be ordered online at MakeMeHeal and Amazon.
Here’s some info on the various sizes and shapes Biodermis sheets are available in:
Sizes and Shapes of the Biodermis Epi-derm products
Small silicone Patch (size: 5 x 6 cm / 2 x 2.5 in) The patches are only a few inches (max) and are ideal for preventing and treating small hypertrophic and keloid scars. Epitabs are small round and square shaped patches and are the smallest within the Biodermis range.
Standard Silicone gel sheet (size: 12 x 14.5 cm / 4.7 x 5.7 in) Best for mid-sized hypertrophic and keloid scars. Here’s a YouTube video on standard Biodermis Epi-Derm silicone sheets
Large Silicone gel sheet (size: 28 x 40 cm / 11 x 15.75 in) A full-sized sheet, ideal for the reduction of post-burn scarring. Can be wrapped around a limb or cover large scar areas on the torso.
Silicone Gel Strip (size 3.5 x 29 cm / 1.4 x 11.5 in) Strips are recommended for surgical scars such as C-section, tummy tuck, and heart surgery scars. Take a close look at the Biodermis Epi-derm strip in this video.
C strips are specially made for C-section and hysterectomy scars. (size: 3.6 x 15 cm/ 1.4 x 6 in)
Mastopexy shaped gel sheet. (size 32.0 x 9.6 cm / 12.6 x 3.8 in) The Mastopexy form is ideal for breast reduction (mammoplasty) and breast reconstruction surgery, and can be cut to size. Pairs of mastopexy forms and pairs of areola circles are sold separately.
Areopexy shaped sheets. Recommended for the “Lollipop” shaped scar as a result of the Lejour surgical technique used in areola reconstruction, breast reconstruction and breast reduction surgery. Sold in pairs. Can be cut to size.
Areola Circles (size: 7.6 x 1.9 cm / 3 x .75 in) Ideally dimensioned for small hypertrophic and keloid scars resulting from areola reconstruction and breast augmentation surgery. Watch this vid for an indication on how to apply special shaped breast surgery circle shaped silicones. Short video on breast surgery silicone patchesone