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?

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

Non-Hydrolyzed vs Hydrolyzed Collagen in Wound Healing

Non-Hydrolyzed Collagen vs. Hydrolyzed Collagen

Collagen is a brand-new triple-helix protein molecule that makes up a crucial part of the extracellular matrix (ECM). The ECM is involved in every stage of wound healing. In the advanced wound care sector, there are a variety of collagen technologies. How do we decide which product to buy? Collagen technology dressings are designed to… Continue reading Non-Hydrolyzed vs Hydrolyzed Collagen in Wound Healing

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

Examining Non-Hydrolyzed vs. Hydrolyzed Collagen in Wound Healing

Importance of Collagen in Wound Healing

The Importance of Collagen in Wound Healing Collagen is the novel triple helix protein molecule that forms the vital fragment of the extracellular matrix (ECM). The ECM plays a major role in all phases of wound healing. There are various collagen technologies out in the advanced wound care market space. How do we know which… Continue reading Examining Non-Hydrolyzed vs. Hydrolyzed Collagen in Wound Healing