A low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid (HA), Bionect helps to create an optimal environment for managing treatment-induced skin breakdown. HA, the principle component in Bionect, is a natural biologic that is found in the extracellular matrix of the skin and throughout the body.
Bionect is extremely hydrophilic and capable of penetrating intact skin. It is also non-toxic, non-immunogenic and non-sensitizing. Bionect is available by prescription only.
Bionect is indicated for the dressing and management of partial- to full-thickness dermal ulcers (venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers, pressure sores and diabetic ulcers), wounds (including cuts, abrasions, donor sites and postoperative incisions), irritations of the skin and first- and second-degree burns, according to the company.
Bionect is a low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid that helps to create an optimal environment for healing. Bionect covers a wound or burn on the skin and protects against abrasion, friction and desiccation.
Hyaluronic acid, the principle component of Bionect, is a natural biologic found in the extracellular matrix of the skin and throughout the body, according to a company press release. Bionect is hydrophilic and is capable of penetrating intact skin, making it an ideal hydrator for both the epidermis and dermis.
Clinical studies have proven that hyaluronic acid is an important part of the healing process and is a regulatory molecule for cells involved in the four stages of the skin's healing process, including the initial inflammatory response, according to the release.
Wounds or ulcers should be cleaned and disinfected before treatment with Bionect. A thin layer of Bionect should be applied without extensive rubbing to the wound surface two or three times a day. The lesion area should then be covered with a sterile gauze pad and with an elastic or compressive bandage, if necessary.