Proprietary Topical Formulation for Covering and Protection of Scars
Normally healed, inconspicuous scars are usually line-shaped and are flat, pale and soft. In some cases, scarring is associated with pathological processes such as the formation of a bulge. Occlusion, moisturizing, and UV protection of the scar are thought to prevent abnormal scar healing.
To occlude, moisturize, and protect the scar from UV radiation, Vesifact developed a silicone-free VESIsorb® technology-based formulation, which quickly forms an elastic, tack-free, water and rub-off resistant polymer film after application onto the scar. In addition to the polymer providing occlusion, the formulation contains moisturizers (phospholipids, Equol) and UVA/UVB filters.
A clinical study with patients having surgical scars compared the VESIsorb® formulation with one of the market leaders and benchmark product, Kelo-Cote® UV, a silicone-based formulation. For all patients treated with the VESIsorb® formulation, the scars were healed completely or almost completely after three months. Furthermore, the respective skin portion was identical or highly similar to normal skin. In contrast, all patients treated with the benchmark product still had visible scars after three months. Moreover, the VESIsorb® formulation provided excellent UV protection (SPF 50).