Silicone/hypochlorous acid gel (Epicyn) speeds wound healing, reduces infection risk, and leads to improved cosmetic results after skin procedures.
Surgical wounds are often treated with silicone gel to improve outcomes. Silicone/hypochlorous acid (commercially available as Epicyn) is a combination gel which, when applied to a healing wound, has a superior effect to plain silicone:
Silicone gel dries over the wound or scar, forming a film. This film helps prevent the wound from drying out (a cause of scarring) while still allowing oxygen to enter.
As the wound heals further, the silicone gel acts as a barrier to help prevent the scar from becoming raised.
Hypochlorous acid is produced naturally by the immune system as part of the wound healing process. It has multiple beneficial effects:
Once set, Epicyn can be covered with cosmetics, sunscreen or pressure garments.
Epicyn can be used at all stages of wound healing, even while there are still stitches in the wound, or if the wound is open. It can be used around the eyes, nose and mouth
Route of administration:
Epicyn can be applied directly to an open wound or intact skin. The wound or skin should be gently cleaned and allowed to dry before application. Using an applicator, smear a thin film of gel over the surface of the wound. Allow the Epicyn to dry. Make-up or sunscreen can be gently applied over the top of the Epicyn film.
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