DermaTherapy has FDA clearance as a Class I medical device for atopic dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis, and pressure sores. DermaTherapy is the first and only bedding to achieve this distinction.
Technical classifications for DermaTherapy include:
Class I medical device for use by patients who are susceptible to pressure ulcers. DermaTherapy Bed Linens help to reduce the likelihood of patients developing pressure ulcers by reducing moisture, friction, and shear on the patient’s skin. (Reg. K152884)
Developing pressure ulcers (also known as bedsores) is inevitable when you’re confined to bed for long periods of time. Cotton-blend sheets collect moisture that increases friction and creates an adverse microclimate around the body, leading to painful bedsores. Our anti-microbial sheets wick away the moisture that accumulates between the patient and the mattress, creating a favorable and protective microclimate. Infections never see the light of day, and bedsores can heal in these conditions. In fact, people develop 62% fewer bedsores when using DermaTherapy linens.
Cotton fabrics are made with millions of short-staple fibers that protrude from the surface of the sheet. These tiny barbs 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 are virtually eliminated by DermaTherapy’s technology.
Traditional cotton linens absorb and retain moisture. This inhibits evaporation which maintains a damp environment that’s harmful to your skin. DermaTherapy fabrics are woven of fibers with unique cross-sections that create micro-channels to wick moisture away from the skin. Their increased evaporation rate leads to a decrease in overall body temperature through the night, resulting in more comfortable sleep.
Prevention is always a better approach than waiting for a cure. Two critical ways to prevent bedsores are frequently repositioning yourself to minimize stress on the skin and most importantly, taking good care of your skin. You can help avoid bedsores by keeping your skin as clean and dry as possible. Treating bedsores can be a lengthy, painful, and expensive process. The average cost of treating a pressure ulcer is estimated at ~$10k. When compared to other treatments, DermaTherapy sheets are relatively inexpensive. In addition, DermaTherapy sheets will offer you lasting protection for years.
According to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, there are 4 stages of bedsores:
Stage 1: Skin looks red and can feel warm to the touch. You may also experience pain or itchiness. With darkly pigmented skin, the bedsore may have a blue or purple tint.
Stage 2: Affected skin shows more damage and is very painful. The wound bed is visible, pink or red, moist, and may also present as an intact or ruptured blister.
Stage 3: At this stage, bedsores are deeper and usually have a crater-like appearance.
Stage 4: This is the most severe type of bedsore. Patients will have a significant gaping wound with exposed muscle, tendons, and bone which is very susceptible to infection.
Inspect your skin daily and carefully check for warning signs of bedsores. Also, try to keep your skin clean and dry throughout the day. Use a gentle cleanser to wash the skin and pat (don’t rub) dry. Repeat this cleansing routine regularly to reduce the skin's exposure to moisture, stool, and urine. Protect the skin from friction and shear. DermaTherapy includes design elements that protect against the causes of friction and shear.