Can Collagen Supplements Help Wound Healing?

As we become older, the skin becomes thinner and less elastic, making it more prone to damage. Aging causes a decrease in fibroblasts, collagen synthesis, and an increase in collagen degradation. Skin will become more dry, making it impair the skin’s barrier function. Collagen loss starts between 18 and 29 years old. After age 40,… Continue reading Can Collagen Supplements Help Wound Healing?

Factors that Slow Down Wound Healing

The cause of a chronic wound or wound that has not healed in over 30 days, must be determined in order to control the underlying issues. A chronic wound is also explained as a skin wound that does not heal, heals slowly, or heals but recurs. Trauma, burns, skin malignancies, infection, or underlying medical disorders… Continue reading Factors that Slow Down Wound Healing

Collagen Dressings used in Conjunction with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Complex wounds like arterial ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and pressure ulcers require a multidisciplinary team working together to impact optimized healing. These wounds are oftentimes a challenge for both the patient and clinician due to the chronicity where there is an inability to heal the wound, risks of infection, and managing the associated systemic… Continue reading Collagen Dressings used in Conjunction with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Advanced Wound Care Product Collatek® II Collagen Gel

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Collatek® II Collagen Gel is a Kollagen™ product that gives a wound both biological and physical qualities. Collatek® Gel is collagen in the form of a viscous gel. Collatek® is a sterile collagen gel that promotes wound healing by donating moisture to the wound, without causing maceration. Collatek® II Collagen Gel is to be applied… Continue reading Advanced Wound Care Product Collatek® II Collagen Gel

Medifil® II Collagen Particles, Skin Temp® II Collagen Sheets, and Collatek® Gel for Venous Leg Ulcers (VLUs)

Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are caused by blood leaking from veins into the skin, causing the skin to break down or produce an ulcer a hole in the skin forms when blood does not flow through the veins as it should. Both men and women are affected by vascular disease. VLUs are more likely among… Continue reading Medifil® II Collagen Particles, Skin Temp® II Collagen Sheets, and Collatek® Gel for Venous Leg Ulcers (VLUs)

Advanced Wound Care Product Medifil® II Collagen Particles

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Medifil® II Collagen Particles is a Kollagen™ product that gives a wound both biological and physical qualities. The particles have a large surface area, allowing them to effectively penetrate the wound surface and release the maximum quantity of collagen. Medifil® II is a non-hydrolyzed type 1 bovine native collagen that is 100% non-hydrolyzed. This technology approach… Continue reading Advanced Wound Care Product Medifil® II Collagen Particles

Wound Chronicity: Collagen Promotes Reepithelialization

Chronic wounds are a constant source of frustration for individuals and health care providers all around the world. Lower extremity wound chronicity affects an amazing 4.5 million persons in the United States, whereas all sorts of chronic wounds afflict an estimated 1% of the Western population. The wound healing cascade does not always follow an… Continue reading Wound Chronicity: Collagen Promotes Reepithelialization

Advanced Wound Care Product Skin Temp® II Collagen Sheets

SkinTemp® II is Kollagen™ product that gives a wound both biological and physical qualities. SkinTemp® II is Kollagen™ in sheet form. The dressings are porous collagen membranes that are designed to be permeable and breathable, with fluid control similar to skin. They are flexible, pliable, elastic, and durable for ease of application. SkinTemp® II is… Continue reading Advanced Wound Care Product Skin Temp® II Collagen Sheets

The Medifil II Collagen Particles Difference

Why Are Medifil II Collagen Particles Different? Although collagen particles are not new to the market, they have recently become one of the most popular advanced wound care products, particularly among surgeons and podiatric physicians. Collagen particles can be incredibly useful as more physicians and wound care professionals explore more rapid and cost-efficient ways to… Continue reading The Medifil II Collagen Particles Difference

Billing and Reimbursement for Collagen Wound Dressings

When ordering collagen wound dressings or other wound care/surgical dressings, it’s critical to have documentation to back up the medical necessity of the items being billed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Here are some pointers to make sure your documentation follows CMS’s current criteria. Criteria for Documentation in Support of Medical… Continue reading Billing and Reimbursement for Collagen Wound Dressings