Dermatology Handbook

The professional's guide to product selection

Products

Salactol

Salactol is a combination of salicylic acid and lactic acid in flexible collodion. Salicylic acid has bacteriostatic and fungicidal actions, as well as keratolytic properties. Its effectiveness as a topical treatment for hyperkeratotic skin lesions is based on its mild keratolytic action, which slowly and painlessly destroys the epithelium. In the treatment of warts, a mild irritant reaction, which may render the virus more prone to immunologic stimulation or response, may add to the mechanical removal of infected cells. In addition to its antiseptic and caustic properties, lactic acid enhances the availability of salicylic acid from the dried collodion

Salatac Gel

Salatac Gel is a combination of salicylic acid and lactic acid, which are routinely used in the treatment of verrucas, warts, corns and calluses for their keratolytic properties. When applied topically and in high enough concentrations, salicylic acid acts by achieving a slow, painless destruction of the thickened stratum corneum. It softens and destroys the stratum corneum of the affected tissue by reducing the adhesiveness of the corneocytes while causing the cornified epithelium to swell, soften, macerate and finally desquamate. In the treatment of warts, a mild irritant reaction, which may render the virus more prone to immunologic stimulation or response, may add to the mechanical removal of infected cells. In addition to its antiseptic and caustic properties, lactic acid enhances the availability of salicylic acid from the dried collodion

Scar FX

Silcone gel sheet, self-adhesive and reusable

Sebco

Sebco

An ointment containing coal tar solution 12% w/w, salicylic acid 2% w/w and sulfur for external use 4% w/w in a coconut oil base. The mixture of coal tar, salicylic acid and sulfur reduces itch, helps remove scaly skin and has antiseptic properties. Sebco is used in the treatment of skin diseases which cause dry scaly skin on the scalp. These include psoriasis, eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis and dandruff. It has mild antipruritic, antiseptic and keratolytic properties and is based on an ointment called Unguentum Cocois Co.

Silkis

Silkis contains calcitriol which inhibits the proliferation and stimulates differentiation of keratinocytes. Calcitriol inhibits proliferation of T cells and normalises the production of various inflammation factors

Siopel

Siopel

A water-repellent barrier cream with antiseptic properties. It contains cetrimide 0.3% w/w, an effective antiseptic used for wound cleansing. It also contains Dimeticone 1000 10 % w/w, which binds firmly to the skin surface and forms a protective barrier. The cream also contains arachis (peanut) oil.

Skinnies Laundry

Natural laundry product (powder and liquid) containing: vegetable oil soap; aqua; glucose-derived detergent; ethanol; natural anionic detergents; citrates; and citric acid