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?

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

Collatek Collagen Gel

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

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

How and When to Apply a Collagen Dressing

How and When to Apply a Collagen Dressing

Collagen dressings are an advanced wound care product that can help enhance wound healing by promoting wound repair and improvement of skin and connective tissues. Using an appropriate collagen advanced wound care dressing can help stimulate stalled wounds, encouraging the deposition and organization of newly formed collagen fibers and granulation in the wound bed. There… Continue reading How and When to Apply a Collagen Dressing

Different Types of Collagen Dressing Technologies and How They Work

Different Types of Collagen Dressing Technologies and How They Work

Collagen dressings are not all the same however, the goal is to jump-start wound healing. Wound healing consists of a multitude of phases that must be in an organized fashion. Hemostasis, inflammatory, proliferative, and remodeling. The body naturally restores damaged tissue to move wounds towards a healing trajectory. There are times when the wound fails… Continue reading Different Types of Collagen Dressing Technologies and How They Work

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

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)

Collagen Dressings: The Foundation of Wound Healing

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Collagen dressings are not all the same. When selecting an advanced wound care collagen dressing, consider the type and source of collagen, manufacturing process, cost-effectiveness, user-friendliness, and bioactive technology of the dressing. Bioactive collagen materials help stimulate different cells, provide an optimal moist wound healing environment while moving wounds towards a healing trajectory. Clinical data… Continue reading Collagen Dressings: The Foundation of Wound Healing