Reducing redness and inflammation, whilst hydrating and soothing the skin.
Learning how difficult chronic wounds are to manage and treat, and how sometimes severe chronic wounds can lead to amputations, was an eye-opener for me.
That was enough for me to dedicate more time to this topic as we don't often see these types of complications in the community setting.
"Each year over $3 billion from the health and aged care budgets is used to treat chronic wounds of about 420,000 Australians", according to Wounds Australia. As a community pharmacist, I see so many minor skin injuries, cuts, scrapes, grazes, blisters and burns that can benefit from having a product that minimises skin infections, reduces soreness and inflammation, soothes skin irritations and itchy skin, and supports skin regeneration without stinging or irritating the skin. The Manuka and Propolis balms by Dermagen have been such a soothing relief for many of our patients, and the results show how quickly skin can heal when given the right nutrients.
Basic woundcare step for minor skin injuries and grazes/cuts:
These guidelines from the Mayo Clinic can help you care for minor cuts and scrapes:
1. Wash your hands.
This helps avoid infection.
2. Stop the bleeding.
Minor cuts and scrapes usually stop bleeding on their own. If needed, apply gentle pressure with a clean bandage or cloth and elevate the wound until bleeding stops.
3. Clean the wound.
Rinse the wound with water or saline solution. Wash around the wound with soap. But don't get soap in the wound. And don't use hydrogen peroxide or iodine, which can be irritating. Remove any dirt or debris with a tweezers cleaned with alcohol. See a doctor if you can't remove all debris.
4. Apply an antibiotic or petroleum jelly.
Apply a thin layer of an antibiotic ointment or petroleum jelly to keep the surface moist and help prevent scarring. Certain ingredients in some ointments can cause a mild rash in some people. If a rash appears, stop using the ointment.
5. Cover the wound.
Apply a bandage, rolled gauze or gauze held in place with paper tape. Covering the wound keeps it clean. If the injury is just a minor scrape or scratch, leave it uncovered.
6. Change the dressing.
Do this at least once a day or whenever the bandage becomes wet or dirty.
7. Get a tetanus shot.
Get a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in the past five years and the wound is deep or dirty.
8. Watch for signs of infection.
See a doctor if you see signs of infection on the skin or near the wound, such as redness, increasing pain, drainage, warmth or swelling..
Best thing is, our balms have anti-septic properties, reduce the inflammation, soothes the pain, promotes skin regeneration and the natural oils and waxes keep the site hydrated!
These benefits help to ensure minor wounds, cuts, scrapes, stitches, blisters and sores heal quicker with very little scarring.
Supplements that can help with skin healing have high amounts of antioxidants or flavonoids as they reduce free radical damage at the site of injury and help new cells regenerate. Vitamin C is a well-known antioxidant which helps with collagen formation.
We recommend the Herbs of Gold Vitamin C 1000 Plus as a general supplement if you are needing at extra boost of antioxidants and Zinc.
Patient applied the Active 8 Serum & Propolis Balm twice a day
The sore healed in 8 days when usually it would take a few months and short courses of antibiotics from the Dr.
Factors that DELAY wound healing:
🔴 Lack of oxygen due to poor circulation.
🔴 Infection and development of a biofilm (layer of bacteria colonising the open wound).
🔴Stress or impaired immune function.
Working with The Wound Care Space
We are proud to be apart and sponsor this training that has been designed by Lusi from teh The Wound Educator. Lusi is a credentialed Wound Care Clinician and helped establish pharmacy-based Wound Care and Compression clinics in WA. Lusi's goal is to help more pharmacists provide optimal wound care outcomes and forge a new career pathway.
Manuka Oil balm was applied once day
A melonin pad was used underneath the dressing for further protection.
This customer had stitches after a removal of a skin cancer. Propolis Balm was applied twice a day and the skin healed nicely with very little scarring.
This boy was suffering from a very severe flare-up after he stopped topical steroids ( Topical Steroid Withdrawal symptoms) which he was using since he was a baby.
The Manuka Oil Balm was applied twice a day to the open, broken sores. The inflammation was reduced and the broken skin healed after 11 days. The Balm did not sting or irritate the sensitive skin, as as it does not contain any alcohol, preservatives or acids.
This customer had a BCC frozen with liquid nitrogen, and a blister had developed. The Propolis Balm was applied twice a day, and the blister healed nicely with very little scarring.
Our customers sayfrom 225 reviews
I have rosacea and wish I'd found this company sooner. After spending hundreds on products that half work, I'm so happy to have discovered this cream. Do yourself a favour and give it a go. On top of great products, customer service is outstanding ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This lotion relieves dry patches of skin I have dealt with for years - an autoimmune response. They would itch and become sores. They have completely healed.
This is one of the only products that gives my son relief from the intense itch of TSW and also soothes his hot skin within a few minutes. TSW skin is so sensitive and this balm does not sting or burn. We will definitely be ordering this balm again!
Such a beautiful serum leaves skin so soft & has improved my skin so much.. just ordered my second bottle..Beautiful product
I have been using this stuff for around a week. The heat got to the back of my legs and caused a flare up. At first I was just using one of the creams but I think the eczema was too bad it didn't do a lot for me but I had only been using it a few days. So probably not enough time. How ever after ordering one one the packages that came with an oil, cream and soap I am seeing a huge difference. My eczema is no where near as itchy it has stopped stinging and my skin feels great. I will be swapping all my skin care to this brand I am truly blown away. Sadly I didn't take before and afters. The eczema is still there but it's getting better ;D will be recommending you guys.
This product has saved me on more than 1 occasion!!
My son's body broke out with Molluscum Contagiosum and this product was recommended. When I first learnt what he had I was terrified from google searching but this serum cleared it very quickly.
My 2nd experience was a accident to my face. I applied the serum daily for 5 days and my scars healed very nicely and quickly considering the injuries
Hi my Psoriasis is less sore and itchy,
After 2 weeks use of Manuka Oil Cream..
Manuka Oil Balm is making my legs , bad circulation marks less dark and sore..
Also using Active B Serum on my Scalp
Psoriasis slowly less flaky..
So far so good. Over the years have spent a small fortune on potions and lotions, that didn't work.. Thank you Derma Gen.
Pictures of some of my patches..
My baby has suffered from ezcema since since he was a newborn. He has been on steroid daily for over 4 months. I decided it wasn't helping and the advice to constantly using more stronger steroid just didn't seem right. He tried the balm and cream but the serum you instantly saw results. However with steroid withdrawal it took us a bit of time to get clear skin. I haven't seen his skin this clear since he was born.
We have been using the DermaGen range for well over a year now. It never stops amazing me with its healing properties and the results my family are getting every time we use it. We absolutely love the range and tell everyone we know about it.
My daughter was bitten by what we think was a white tailed spider on the back of her leg. I used both the Active 8 serum and Manuka Balm every day and night and not once did it get infected or cause her discomfort. The timing was terrible as we were travelling for Christmas. I truly believe if we did not use these products, she would have struggled sitting in the car as long as what we had to and it would have gotten infected.
Thank you for providing our family with such beautiful products!
Since using the DermaGen range on my 4 year old daughters eczema the redness has decreased and her skin is less dry and itchy. Before using these products she was always itchy and scratching to the point that it was bleeding. Since using a combination of products received in the ultimate skin care bundle I have not seen her scratch once. They have been so gentle and kind to her skin.
I purchased the Manuka Oil Balm and Manuka Oil Cream for my 10 year old son as he has been having a patch of reddish and dry skin near his chin area for a few months. We have tried applying multiple creams, some prescribed by the doctor and some from pharmacy/essential oil cream but they have not been able to resolve the dry skin patch. I came across this DermaGen range online and decided to give it a try. Received my order about 2 weeks ago and have been using it since then. Happy to see improvements within 3 days. It’s been about 2 weeks and I note a tremendous improvement with the dry skin patch largely healed.
My mum has very dry and itchy skin on her legs as well. She is now using the manuka oil cream and manuka balm on her legs and happy to see that her skin is now less dry and itchy.
Absolutely loving this pack! The oil is lovely, feels smooth and soaks In well. The skin radiance in very light and smells so fresh and clean love how it sits on my skin. Love how thick and luxurious it feels on my face. Karen also sent me a full size Kakadu Plum body butter and it is the most rich moisturising product I'm in love!
I love this product for its creamy smooth texture and absorption rate. It is really effective for sore muscles etc and helps stop cramping in my leg 💕
I’ve been using dermagen for just over a week now and the results have been very pleasing. The redness has eased and my skin has not looked this good for over 10 years.
I have very sensitive skin with rough patches. This product has helped them go away.Soothing and hydrating.