How can DermaSilk help me?

DermaSilk Therapeutic Clothing is not just for eczema. The protective properties of DermaSilk have been demonstrated in a number of sensitive skin conditions that include the following:

Atopic Eczema

DermaSilk is made from knitted sericin-free silk. This ensures that it is hypo-allergenic and the knit of the fabric allows air and moisture to pass through it. It also has a greater ability to absorb and disperse moisture than cotton, making it a natural candidate for an atopic friendly fabric. Finally, the incorporation of an ‘antimicrobial shield’ permanently bonded to the fabric protects the silk from antimicrobial attack.

Lower Leg Conditions

DermaSilk is useful in a wide variety of lower limb conditions such as gravitational eczema, diabetic neuropathy and thin skin due to old age. Specially designed to be worn close to the skin, DermaSilk helps to prevent overheating and drying out of delicate skin around the ankles and lower leg, while also maintaining a stable environment for the legs, keeping irritated skin calm and under control.

DermaSilk Knee-Length Undersocks are used as a liner under compression hosiery to protect the skin from the damaging effects of latex. Their smooth silky outer surface also assists in the application and removal of compression hosiery, reducing the risk of accidental damage to the skin.

Athlete’s Foot

The bonded antimicrobial in all styles of socks protects against both bacterial and fungal infection such as Athlete’s Foot.

Lymphoedema

DermaSilk 70cm Graduated Tubular Sleeves have been specifically developed for those with larger limbs, including lymphoedema patients. The tubes stretch to variable degrees along their length to ease the irritation on the limb with discomfort or added compression.

Contact Dermatitis

The hands and feet are a major problem in contact dermatitis and whilst it is not always possible to fully remove the source of the irritation the use of DermaSilk gloves and socks can have a major positive impact on its management. DermaSilk gloves have no seams and are long enough to cover the wrist area. They are made with the DermaSilk on the inside protected with a wicking material called Coolmax® knitted onto the outside giving the gloves additional durability and can be worn either on their own or under other protective gloves to help calm the symptoms. The socks act as a base layer to calm and control irritated skin on the feet.

Jock Itch (tinea cruris)

The silk fabric allows the skin to breathe, reducing moisture and temperature traps that encourage the growth of yeasts and fungi. In addition, the Microbe Shield finish deters the growth of both bacterial and fungal contaminants.

Women’s Health

DermaSilk Intimo is particularly useful in managing a range of common health conditions that can severely disrupt women’s lives, often causing physical (and emotional) upset, irritation and pain, these include Thrush, Lichen Sclerosus, Vulvodynia, Bacterial Vaginosis, Herpes, Genital Warts (HPV), menopausal symptoms and other women’s health issues.

·        The knitted, sericin-free silk that DermaSilk is composed of is naturally soft and comfortable, ideal for calming irritation in sensitive areas

·        DermaSilk helps to regulate temperature, staying cool in warm areas, helping to maintain healthy levels of pH and humidity in your most delicate area

·        The bonded antimicrobial in DermaSilk helps control bacterial and fungal overgrowth without altering the natural levels of bacteria normally present on healthy skin, maintaining the natural freshness of the genital area

The range is proven in clinical trials to significantly reduce the symptoms of Lichen Sclerosus and Recurrent Candidosis (Thrush) and to reduce the frequency of candida recurrences.

Menopausal Symptoms

DermaSilk clothing can offer a positive benefit for women going through menopause. Firstly, the silk can help reduce the irritation associated with dry skin and will help to maintain healthy skin – much the same as it does in eczema.

Secondly, DermaSilk worn at night can help reduce the adverse effects of night sweats since the silk fabric can absorb up to 1/3rd of its own weight in moisture before it feels damp. This moisture becomes locked away in the core of the silk, so the skin stays drier for longer, reducing the likelihood of waking during the night because of damp clothing.

Thirdly, the briefs are helpful in calming Vaginal Atrophy which affects many women, most often following menopause. (thinning, drying and inflammation)

Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy

These treatments can lead to side effects on the surface of the skin. DermaSilk has been shown to help with a wide range of side effects associated with these treatments:

·        Reduce the risk of further damage to the skin following treatment due to the smooth, friction-free silk that composes DermaSilk garments.

·        The permanently bonded antimicrobial in DermaSilk reduces the risk of infection and protects the skin, reducing the inflammatory process and accelerating tissue regeneration.

·        Significantly improve skin integrity (as measured by trans-epidermal water loss) 

To learn more about the conditions DermaSilk can help with, visit our website today: https://www.dermasilk.co.uk/how-it-can-help.html

How can DermaTherapy help me?

DermaTherapy Bedding can help provide a better night’s sleep and improve quality of life for those suffering from a wide range of conditions that include the following:

 Eczema

People who suffer from dermatitis and eczema also frequently suffer from poor sleep. DermaTherapy’s antimicrobial, micro-fibre sheets reduce bacteria and wick away excessive heat and moisture. In addition, DermaTherapy fabrics are woven from a strong, continuous-filament yarn that creates a consistently smooth, silk-like surface. Friction with the skin is reduced, minimising irritation, resulting in a superior quality of sleep.

 Acne

DermaTherapy bedding is clinically proven to facilitate the treatment of acne and help to prevent it. It promotes a sanitary environment while sleeping with an antimicrobial finish that maintains a clean, dry, fresh microclimate, essential for healing and maintaining healthy skin. The special coating on the fabric kills bacteria on contact and as it is bonded to the fabric it does not transfer onto your skin but it does help prevent the build-up of bacteria such as p.Acnes which has been linked to inflammation on the skin of acne sufferers.

The DermaTherapy pillowcase uses the same silk-like, moisture-wicking technology as our DermaTherapy sheets for a smooth, lint-free sleeping surface. This is important as irritation of the skin has been linked to worsening acne.

Treat acne in your sleep.

 Night Sweats

Night sweats brought on by conditions such as menopause, Parkinson’s Disease and certain forms of cancer therapy can make sheets damp, clammy, and uncomfortable. Clinical trials show that DermaTherapy smart technology bedding offers relief from hot flushes and night sweats by reducing dampness and clamminess, resulting in a better night's sleep. DermaTherapy's cooling sheets also boast a less-abrasive sleeping surface, keeping skin clear from irritations brought on by friction with protruding fibres and damp sleeping conditions.

Users report that they are woken less often in the night and in extreme cases the need to change bed linen during the night is significantly reduced.

 Night Terrors

Night terrors are a common sleep problem among children that typically occur during the first few hours of sleep. Although most common between the ages of 2 and 6 years, they can occur at almost any age and as a parent they can be incredibly distressing to watch.

There are many factors that can contribute towards a night terror, one of which is overheating. Sleeping on DermaTherapy Bedding can help your little one keep cool, thus reducing the chance of a night terror occurring and leaving them feeling refreshed and ready for the next day ahead.

 Pressure Sores

Pressure sores, sometimes known as bedsores are areas of damaged skin tissue which can cause severe infections. While pressure on the skin contributes to the formation of bedsores, other common factors that can damage the skin include friction, shear, moisture, and heat.

Cotton fabrics are made with millions of short-staple fibres that protrude from the surface of the sheet. These tiny threads are abrasive and can cause skin irritation. DermaTherapy fabrics are woven from a continuous-filament yarn that creates a consistently smooth, silk-like surface. Shear injuries and skin abrasiveness is virtually eliminated by DermaTherapy.

Traditional cotton linen absorbs and retains moisture, inhibiting evaporation which maintains a damp environment harmful to skin. DermaTherapy fabrics are woven of fibres with unique cross sections that create micro-channels to wick moisture away from skin. Facilitating increased evaporation which leads to a decrease in temperature and improved mobility without sticking to the sheet.

 Sport

Rapid recuperation from vigorous activities is critical in maintaining an athlete’s peak performance. Along with sound nutrition, it is during sleep that the body releases powerful growth hormones which are responsible for muscle repair and growth. Research shows that sleeping better and longer leads to improvements in athletic performance, including faster performance times, better endurance, lower heart rate, and even improved mood and higher levels of energy during a workout.

It is proven that during a workout the body can typically get as hot as 40 degrees, causing the body to trigger its sweat mechanism to dissipate the excess heat. For serious athletes, especially those who work out towards the end of the day, the sweating can persist until well after bedtime. DermaTherapy has been used with elite athletes to reduce any sleep disturbance caused by night time heat loss, giving them the competitive edge.

To learn more about the conditions DermaTherapy can help with, visit our website today: https://www.dermatherapybedding.co.uk/how-it-can-help.html

How does DermaTherapy work?

 

DermaTherapy is the only patented and FDA-cleared bedding available for those who live with menopause, pressure sores, and various skin conditions that hinder the ability to get a good night’s rest. The synthetic fabric is woven from fibres with unique cross-sections that create micro-channels to wick heat and moisture away from the skin, ideal for those suffering with eczema, acne, night sweats and pressure sores.

“I love the feel of the fabric, it’s really soft and silky and I’ve definitely noticed that I’ve slept better in the heat. I’ve hardly woken up during the night because of the heat since using the sheets which is great!”

How does DermaTherapy work?

Stays freshers for longer

DermaTherapy is protected by an antimicrobial shield which is effective in reducing bacteria on its surfaces to keep the fabric fresh and clean. In addition, DermaTherapy fabrics have a “soil release” finish to help remove grease and stains when washed.

Helps to control temperature

DermaTherapy fabrics are cool to the touch and, through the use of unique micro-fibres, keep you from getting too cold or too hot.

Keeps you drier throughout the night

These micro-fibres disperse moisture evenly through the fabric, allowing it to evaporate quickly, leaving you feeling cool and dry.

Is more comfortable

DermaTherapy fabrics are woven from a strong, continuous-filament yarn that creates a consistently smooth, silk-like surface. Friction with the skin is reduced, minimising irritation.

FDA Approved, Class I Medical Device

DermaTherapy has been extensively tested in American hospitals, some of the most demanding environments in the world. One study concluded that 80% of participants had a better night’s sleep, 100% of participants found that it had the ability to keep them cool, over 90% found they had reduced sweating.

To learn more about DermaTherapy visit our website today: https://www.dermatherapybedding.co.uk/why-dermatherapy.html