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Tuesday, 20 August 2013 13:15

Technical Report: Efficacy of PracaSil™-Plus in the Improvement of Scar Appearance - Part 1

The efficacy of PracaSil-Plus in scar therapy treatment was evaluated by visual and instrumental methods in an eight-week, randomized, double-blind, controlled study.

Introduction:

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PracaSil-Plus is a proprietary anhydrous silicone base designed to be applied topically in scar therapy treatment (PCCA, 2013). Silicones have been widely used for their occlusion and hydration properties, which are essential in scar management (Widgerow et al., 2000; Mustoe, 2008). PracaSil-Plus also contains Pracaxi oil, extracted from the oilseed plant Pentaclethra macroloba, which has several medicinal applications including skin regeneration and healing (Costa et al., 2014). PracaSil-Plus may be used alone or as a base for the incorporation of active substances in scar therapy treatment (PCCA, 2013).

Abstract:

The efficacy of PracaSil-Plus in scar therapy treatment was evaluated by visual and instrumental methods in an eight-week, randomized, double-blind, controlled study. The evaluations were conducted at week zero (baseline) and at week eight. PracaSil-Plus showed qualitative and quantitative improvements in the following scar attributes: scar length, scar color/ pigment intensity, scar texture/smoothness/roughness, and overall appearance in both old scars and new scars.

Conclusions:

PracaSil-Plus, a proprietary base constituted by silicones and Pracaxi oil, showed qualitative and quantitative improvements in the following scar attributes: scar length, scar color/pigment intensity, scar texture/ smoothness/roughness and overall appearance in both old scars and new scars. PracaSil-Plus is therefore recommended in scar therapy treatment, to be used alone or as a base for the incorporation of active substances.

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