Tension.

The barrier to

beautiful healing.

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Tension disrupts the
healing process

Tension on a healing wound is one of the, if not THE, major factor driving excess scar formation and poor scar appearance.

The process by which tension leads to increased scarring is incredibly complex and involves multiple pathways, including activation of mechanoreceptors which interact with calcium channels. Together the various mechanisms lead to a plethora of chemical and neurological signaling, changes in genetic expression, and alterations in cellular morphology and function.

The ultimate result is that increased mechanical tension drives excess collagen deposition and prolongation of the inflammatory phase of wound healing. For the patient this means widening of wounds, thickening of wounds, more discoloration of wounds, and pathological scars such as hypertrophic pathological scars and keloids.

Minimize tension, maximize healing

While the tension-related biomechanical processes leading to poor or excess scarring are complex, the solution is straightforward: reducing tension on a healing skin wound can improve healing.

Strain analyses evaluated and compared closed incisions with suture vs. Brijjit. Inspection of the images of suture sites indicates a significant level of local strain whereas the Brijjit closures demonstrated signifcantly less strain.

High Tension Incision Closure with Suture

Same Incision Closed with Brijjit

Reference: 1. Kazmer DO, Eaves FF 3rd. Force Modulating Tissue Bridges for Reduction of Tension and Scar: Finite Element and Image Analysis of Preclinical Incisional
and Nonincisional Models. Aesthet Surg J. 2018 Oct 15;38(11):1250-1263. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjy079. PMID: 29635348; PMCID: PMC6195176.

That's where Brijjit
comes in

Brijjit bridges the gap between how surgeons close wounds and how wounds actually heal. By recruiting tissue adjacent to the wound and protecting the wound from forces associated with swelling or movement, Brijjit dramatically reduces tension to allow wounds to heal beautifully.

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