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Dermatix is a topical silicone gel that is specifically formulated to help reduce the appearance of scars.

Last Modified: 03 May 2024

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What is Dermatix? 

Dermatix is a topical silicone gel that is specifically formulated to help reduce the appearance of scars. It is a transparent, quick-drying gel that can be easily applied to most areas of the skin, including the face and joints. The active ingredient in Dermatix is polysiloxane, also known as silicone. 

Dermatix is composed of long-chain silicone polymers (polysiloxanes) and a silicon dioxide dispersion. It forms a silicone gel sheet over the applied area, which dries quickly to create a protective barrier. 

Global Name

Generic name: Silicone Gel
Brand names:  Dermatix Ultra and Dermatix Silicone Gel


What is Dermatix used for? 

Dermatix is used for the treatment and prevention of hypertrophic and keloid scars resulting from burns, surgical procedures, trauma, wounds, or other skin injuries. Theoretically, it works by hydrating the scarred tissue and mimicking physiologic skin occlusion thereby regulating collagen production to promote a less noticeable scar. 

How do you use Dermatix? 


Dermatix is available in the form of a topical gel.

Dosage information:

  • Clean the affected area and pat dry before application. 
  • Apply a thin layer of Dermatix twice daily. 
  • Allow to dry for 4–5 minutes before covering with clothing or makeup. 


  • Children: Suitable under supervision. 
  • Adults: Suitable for use. 
  • Elderlies: Suitable for use. 

Is there anyone who can’t take Dermatix? 

  • Children: Generally safe but should be used under adult supervision. 
  • Adults: Safe for most adults. 
  • Elderlies: Safe for elderly patients. 
  • Pregnancy: Consult a healthcare provider before use. 
  • Lactation: Consult a healthcare provider before use. 
  • Allergies: Individuals with known allergies to silicone should not use Dermatix. 

Warnings and Precautions:

Dermatix should not be applied to open or fresh wounds, mucous membranes, or near the eyes. 

Drug Interactions: 

There are no known significant interactions or contraindications. However, it should not be used with other skin treatments without consulting a doctor. 


Side Effects

Side effects are rare but may include skin irritation or allergic reaction at the site of application.

Pharmacist Tips

Storage information:  

  • Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight and heat. 

Handling instructions:  

  • Ensure the cap is tightly closed after use to prevent the gel from drying out. 


Where is Dermatix available in Hong Kong?

Dermatix is an over-the-counter (OTC) medication that can be sold without a prescription. It is found in all chain drug stores, including Mannings and Watsons. 



How long does it take to see results from Dermatix? 

Results vary depending on the individual and the age of the scar but typically can be seen after 8–12 weeks of consistent use. 

Can Dermatix be used on all types of scars?

Dermatix is most effective on hypertrophic and keloid scars and may not be suitable for pitted or sunken scars.

Is Dermatix safe for sensitive skin?

Yes, it is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, but a patch test is recommended.

Can Dermatix be used on acne scars?

Dermatix is not specifically formulated for acne scars, and its effectiveness on such scars may vary. Consult a healthcare provider for tailored treatments.

How to use Dermatix? 

For effective use, apply a small amount of Dermatix to the scar area and gently spread it so that it covers the scar completely. Use a thin layer and allow it to dry for about 4-5 minutes. It should be applied twice daily, in the morning and evening, for optimal results. Do not apply to open wounds or near eyes and mucous membranes.

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