Dermafill Microbial Cellulose Wound Dressing


Patients that have used Dermafill can't help but share their stories. Please take a moment to peruse the testimonials and please share your own story with us!

"Dermafill is pure crystalline microbial cellulose that is essentially identical to your body's own collagen, which is why it is so well tolerated, and exhibits its unique characteristics.

State surveys are heavily addressing the management of pain that comes along with many wounds. Once Dermafill is applied, the cellulose matrix goes to work and the patient feels instant pain relief. Reducing pain medications lessens the risk of over medicating which may reduce falls and dependency for medication. Dermafill will also stop bleeding and provides a barrier protecting the wound from contamination. Each time a dressing is changed, the patient is subjected to increased risk of nosocomial infection and the healing process is slowed down; the exception being infected wounds and when sharp debridement is needed to remove necrotic tissue. By leaving the dressing in place until the wound heals, it is able to heal much faster and frequently scarring is eliminated or minimized. The dressing simply falls off once the wound is healed.

As the dressing is crystal clear, the clinician does not need to remove it to assess the wound's progress. This saves labor costs, the inconvenience and the pain associated with serial dressing changes, while lessening the risk of nosocomial infection. In the case of skin tears, the risk of reinjuring the patient while changing dressings is eliminated entirely. Sometimes, depending on the location of the wound, it may need to be patched. This is mostly on friction areas like elbows and knees, etc.

The cost of one dressing (3" x 4") is less than $10.00. If you can heal a stage four wound that shows exposed bone with one dressing, let's say two, notice the labor costs, pain meds, gauze, etc. that you can save per patient.

Dermafill is not recommended for perineal wounds where it will be continuously soaked. It is indicated for burns, skin tears, venous and arterial wounds. It has been proven to reduce scarring as well. This certainly helps boost patient dignity levels.

Feel free to contact me with any questions."

Collette Palmisano, ARNP

"Applying the Dermafill dressing is like placing a transparent scab on the patient's wound. The application of this dressing acts as a barrier, thus sealing off open nerve endings and relieving pain. This barrier also protects the wound from infection. The microscopic structure of Dermafill is similar to collagen and like collagen, it provides a scaffold for the growth factors and fibroblasts to repair the wound. Wounds treated with Dermafill have less scarring.

I am excited about Dermafill. It offers benefits for patients, nurses, nursing homes as well as the wound care specialist. The patients benefit from pain relief, better healing, less infections and they are able to shower after a few days.

Wound care specialists will save time and be more effective when they use this dressing. When this dressing is applied, we have now made an open wound that requires a dressing into a wound with a "scab" on it. We can go in a room and evaluate the wound without having to remove dressings and wait while they are being replaced before moving on to the next room. Also since this dressing works so well, it makes us lood good when we recommend it.

I have been using this dressing on many of my patients with wonderful success. I have two patients with open non-healing wounds that I have had constant concerns with infection. One has skin cancer that he refuses to have removed and his wound was constantly draining and weeping. Now with Dermafill he has what looks like a scab and he can shower without worrying about dressing changes or cellulites.

I used this dressing on three patients that said that their pain was gone after applying this dressing. I have used the Dermafill dressing on multiple patients with sacral or coccyx wounds and ahve had success in patients that were not responding to any other treatment. In these cases I have used Dermafill as a liner, packing with calcium alginate and covering with border guaze.

One patient had a wound on her buttocks for nearly one year. She has many risk factors. She is obese, paraplegic and on Coumadin and steriods. We have tried every dressing possible as well as V.A.C. therapy. In the past three months the depth has decreased from 4 cm to 2 cm. I used the Dermafill as a liner and then packed the wound with calcium alginate and the depth decreased from 1.9 cm to 0.6 cm over the majority of the wound bed in one week.

I think that Dermafill is a wonderful product and I can't say enough good things about it."

Elizabeth McVeigh, MD

"Dermafill is a biosynthetic, translucent membrane made of cellulose, which is a naturally occuring substance similar to collagen, a substance in the human body used to build and heal skin and tissue. Application of the product helps to focus nutrients and growth factors to damaged areas, thereby promoting granulation and epithelialization. Being that it resembles the body's own matrix of tissue microscopically there is less scarring, bleeding and pain during the healing process.

Dermafill can be used on burns, skin tears, and all stages of wounds. It has an antimicrobial effect whereby bacteria cannot penetrate its small pore size. Reviews show it has simulated considerable healing in patients with long-standing chronic wounds. Since the material requires minimal changes, it can be left in place for an extended period of time (routinely until the wound is healed). If an overlying dressing has been applied and becomes wet with showering, this isn't a problem. The dermafill is expected to spontaneously shed once the wound bed is healed and intact.

I have had experience and seen aspects of all the above mentioned applications of the Dermafill product. Since this material is transparent, I can  usually examine the wound without having to remove the Dermafill from the wound bed.

In addition to the above mentioned uses, I have found that Dermafill dries up chronically scabbed and essentially non-viable periwound tissue, stimulating healthy tissue underneath to slough it off, thus promoting overall wound healing."

Marcus Mason, MD


"Our practice has a very large nursing home population. The 5 providers in our office cover over 20 long term care facilities and ALFs in Pinellas County. We have used Dermafill in several SNFs including Oak Manor in Largo. I think that this product is one of the best I have used in the 10 years being in practice. I would like this product to be available for use in the all of my nursing homes and ALFs. Skin tears are my number one problem in the facilities. Dermafill dressings have made a huge improvement in the care of my patients."


Chris Kelly PA-C

"Having used Dermafill now for several years, our wound center has found the dressing to be very versatile, saves countless hours of nursing time, and is cost effective; Dermafill has been effectively placed over wounds colonized with MRSA and VRE, chronic and acute wounds, and second degree burns. The dressing suually requires only a single application, patients note instantaneous pain relief, and the haemostatic properties are exceptional."

Lamar Brand MD

Lamar Brand, MD
Medical Director Center for Wound Care