How It Works
Microlyte® Matrix provides just the right combination of a synthetic wound matrix and moisture management to facilitate healing in acute and chronic wounds. Microlyte® Matrix also contains a low level of antimicrobial silver to prevent microbial colonization of the matrix.
The Microlyte Difference
The advanced materials science employed in Microlyte® Matrix enables a one of a kind wound matrix that is fully-synthetic and bioresorbable, but is also antimicrobial. That’s why Microlyte® Matrix is trusted for surgical and non-surgical wounds at inpatient and outpatient facilities across the nation.
Through this unique advancement in wound care, its our hope that we can help patients return to their lives faster.
A Unique Matrix
Wounds are messy and disorganized places, to the naked eye and on the microscopic level. Even in the cleanest surgical wounds, the wound bed can be a challenging place for the cells that heal wounds to establish a foothold and proliferate. This is particularly true if the patient has underlying comorbidities that impair normal wound healing (e.g., diabetes, vascular disease, etc.).
The polyelectrolyte matrix in Microlyte® Matrix is one-of-a-kind. It is extremely thin but it masks the disorganized surface chemistry of the wound bed and provides a template for cells to facilitate granulation tissue formation and wound healing.
Synthetic and Bioresorbable
“Synthetic” might sound scary, but it just means that Microlyte® Matrix does not contain any human or animal derived tissues or cells, so it does not possess the risks inherent to allogenic and xenophobia genie products.
Microlyte® Matrix is also composed of a resorbable polymer–polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). PVA, which is on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) “generally recognized as safe” list, is a component of many drug formulations, cosmetics , and personal care items. In Microlyte® Matrix, PVA absorbed wound build and help maintain a moist wound environment.
The components of Microlyte® Matrix either get sloughed from the wound as it heals or are excreted by the body through normal processes. That means that once your wound is healed, Microlyte® Matrix is gone.
Hydration and Healing
Maintaining a moist wound environment is critical for proper wound healing. Decades of research show that wound heal three to five time faster when kept moist. There are several specific ways that maintaining moisture at the wound bed help:
- Wound healing take less time
- Wound cells (keratinocytes) function more easily
- Autolytic debridement is facilitated
- Decreases incidence of wound infection
- Preserves growth factors in wound fluid
- Stimulates collagen synthesis
- Reduces Pain
- Reduces Scarring
The hydrophilic polyvinyl alcohol resorbable polymer component of the Microlyte® Matrix, keeps wound moisture where it is needed—at the wound bed—to further support wound healing.