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

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

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

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

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 Purchasing Directly From The Manufacturer Can Impact Cost-Effectiveness

Advanced wound care dressings have a significant impact on the total cost of care. This is essential since chronic wounds affect roughly 6.5 million individuals and cost up to $25 billion per year to treat. Wound dressing formulations are frequently classified as medical devices rather than drugs, depending on the plan design. Several factors are… Continue reading How Purchasing Directly From The Manufacturer Can Impact Cost-Effectiveness

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

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