Advance Wound Care
Faster and Permanent With Moist Wound Healing
The moist wound healing concept has been around for thousands of years, but it is in recent times, it has grown in prominence and interest due to the rising incidences of wounds, especially among diabetic patients.
The primary advantages of moist wound healing over conventional dry wound healing are:
- Faster healing
- Reduced pain and scarring
- Decreased infection rates
- Less necrosis
- Reduced visible scar tissue
- Less incidence of wound recurrence
Before the 80s, scab formation was the definitive hallmark of wound healing. However, research and studies have shown that wounds with scabs heal at a slower rate, are more painful, have increased scar formation and lead to reduced tissue tensile strength.
The search for a better solution led to the concept of moist wound healing with studies in the area showing definitive results.
In fact, research of the benefits and outcomes of keeping a wound moist were first published in the 1960s and by the 1980s, adopted as the standard of care for wound management in developed countries.
Essentially, for good wound healing, the right environment must be present. Ideally, most cells grow well at around 37°C, protected from externalities, in a moist environment free from contaminants and with a constant supply of nutrients.
Moist wound healing helps to provide such conditions for optimal wound healing.
Collagen & Glycerine Based Moist Wound Healing - Stimulen™
Today, collagen and glycerine are used in moist wound healing (visit our products page for more information). Both are key ingredients in any moist wound healing topical solution. Higher content of collagen and glycerine, affords better healing prospects.
Stimulen™ contain a high level of collagen and glycerine to provide the best possible moist wound healing solution.
But why are collagen and glycerine important for wound healing?
Collagen in wounds stimulates growth activity by recruiting fibroblasts into the wound. Fibroblasts are the main cells involved in the production of granulation tissue and are necessary for the regeneration of skin (dermal) for the wound to heal.
Trouble is, as we age, there is a lack of collagen in our bodies. This is also true in diabetic patients (decrease of 42%), which makes it difficult for wounds to heal, in many cases. In fact, wound healing in some cases is impossible.
This is where a collagen based moist wound healing solution makes all the difference. Stimulen, for example, provide the collagen needed to stimulate fibroblast recruitment and dermal regeneration while keeping the wound moist and protecting it from the external environment.
Glycerine on the other hand, works as a cleanser to cleanse the wound, reducing the bio-burden. A clean environment is important for good wound healing. Together with collagen, glycerine works synergistically to improve the overall condition of the wound.