Thanks for the wonderful comments and excellent inquiries about the KISSCARE Ultra Products. Again, I remind readers that I am the developer of the KSBP Polymers and their resulting families of products, including KISSCARE Ultra Biomedical Products.
Regarding Roger's queries:
1. KISS Polymers bond to virtually anything, including other non-stick materials like silicone rubber, Teflon, and silicone treated nylon (silnylon) and Teflon coated nylon (Gore-tex), even if the existing substrate is worn or the previously applied coatings are failing.
2. The KISS Polymers stay attached to any material for the life of the surface of the substrate (material, like fabric) being coated. One advantage of our is that they are vapor permeable (they breathe), unlike other similar coating systems like Gore-tex. The life of our coating is determined by the life of the surface to which it is applied. Most healthy human skin turns over its outer surface layer every 10-12 hours, so we recommend use two times each day, unless one is treating damaged skin or mucosa that has a more rapid rate of reproduction and shedding of its outer layer. They withstand years of washings on most good well-made fabrics, and have a ten year life rating in harsh environments by the USN and Raytheon. If the fabric has an aging fluorocarbon coating, then as the coating fails, one may need to refresh those areas with KISS-COTE where the surface it is bound to has shed. To do this, we make cleaning and maintenance products that refresh worn areas and are easy to use at home or in the field.
Regarding Mark's queries:
I will send you a separate listing of references, although many are shown already in the reference sections of our Internet web site, including a most recent study by Harvard. Below is a summary of some of the uses on human skin. KISSCARE is also used to coat teeth, artificial heart valves, cardiac devices and prosthetic blood vessels, as well as on many intravascular sensors. It is used to treat burns, whether chemical, thermal, or from radiation, as well as treating bed sores and pressure ulcers. It is used in many international sport competitions, including triathelon, Iron Man, and Olympic swimming and running, since it is approved for use by the FISA.
KISSCARE Ultra – Nature’s Skin Replacement Promotes Rejuvenation
Medical grade silicones have been used in topical skin care products for more than 50 years. Silicones have repeatedly demonstrated that they are versatile, non-toxic and beneficial as a topical product. However, silicones have had only a modest impact during that same period due to certain unfavorable physical properties, with the tendency to migrate being among the most troublesome.
KISSCARE Ultra self-bonding silicone polymers, and products containing these polymers, have all the beneficial effects of standard silicones while also having the benefit of adhering to the outer layer of the skin in a layer that is only one molecule thick. These self-bonding silicone polymers can effect dramatic improvements in the application and use of silicones on skin, hair, nails, and in wound care.
KISSCARE Ultra is an invisible artificial polymeric skin product that keeps skin looking young and healthy. KISSCARE Ultra's unique monomolecular bandage creates an environment on the skin that is well-hydrated, well-oxygenated, and easy to clean. Consequently, KISSCARE Ultra rejuvenates and accelerates the healing of damaged skin tissues, including tissue compromised by acne, aging, sun exposure, diabetes, burns, and other wounds and injuries. KISSCARE Ultra can be used in lieu of, or to mitigate the side effects and accelerate the recovery from, peels, laser or microdermabrasion regimens, and for conditions such as rosacea. KISSCARE Ultra eliminates burning, itching, flaking and redness. KISSCARE Ultra has been found to provide relief from the effects of radiation treatments given for oncology and other diseases.
Bacteria, fungus and viruses are unable to flourish on the skin treated with KISSCARE Ultra. Bacteria thrive in moist and wet environments whereas KISSCARE Ultra creates a dry barrier on the skin’s surface that does not interfere with respiration but essentially deprives bacteria, viruses, and fungus of the moisture they require to live. Bacteria also do not like highly oxygenated materials. The KISSCARE Ultra attracts oxygen to its surface, creating an environment that is hostile to bacterial growth and colonization. As a result, acne and other skin irritations are reduced and skin begins to look better faster, with differences being noticeable immediately after the initial application, and material improvements being observable with each subsequent use.
KISSCARE Ultra provides a 10-12 hour invisible protective barrier. KISSCARE Ultra Biomedical Liquid will not sweat off or rub off.
Using KSBP® technology, KISSCARE® Ultra Skin Care Products' protective coating stays on the skin for several hours and is un-affected by repeated washings. KSBP-based products have been demonstrated to provide distinctive benefits for several personal care and related uses, including:
KSBP product is effective for both wet shaving with a safety razor and dry shaving with an electric razor. For wet shaving, one lightly wets the skin with the KISSCARE Ultra Biomedical Liquid and shaving is completed in the usual fashion, without any other shaving aids such as cream, foam, etc. Some people choose to apply a shaving foam on top of the KISSCARE Ultra Biomedical Liquid solely to serve as a marking or indicating media that identifies the area remaining to be shaved.
KSBP product provides lubricity to the skin and the razor blade, reducing or eliminating razor burn and irritation and also reducing wear on the blade. Wet shaving without the use of foam markers also appeals to some people who prefer not have to clean foam residues.
Both men and women notice the cleaner shave they can obtain using KISSCARE Ultra Biomedical Liquid as well as the much smoother feeling that is left on their skin.
To Treat Dry and Flaky Skin:
The natural ingredients in KISSCARE Ultra replenish moisture without adding heavy oils like other moisturizers. KISSCARE Ultra places an invisible barrier on the skin that provides 10-12 hours of protection from the environment. As the health of the skin improves, its rate of cell turnover slows and there is no inflammatory response. The result is that skin cells stay healthier and there are fewer dead and injured skin cells on the skin’s surface.
To Alleviate Eczema Symptoms:
Eczema is a systemic condition caused by a breakdown of the skin's auto immune system. Eczema can be exacerbated by stress and environmental irritants and has been associated with bacterial infections. Stress can compound eczema and cause an overlay of infection and irritation. The condition can be so severe that doctors will prescribe steroids or other medications to alleviate the underlying problems. KISSCARE Ultra helps alleviate the discomfort of itching and peeling associated with eczema by protecting the skin and covering damaged nerve endings, allowing treated tissues to repair and rejuvenate themselves more comfortably and efficiently. An added benefit is the healing can be accomplished without the user suffering damage or soiling to their clothing or offensive medicinal odors common with other skin care products.
To Accelerate Recovery from Peels, Laser or Microdermabrasion:
Users of KISSCARE Ultra often find they no longer need to use laser peels and microdermabrasion, which in recent years have become popular methods of removing the top skin layer. These methods burn off the surface layer of the skin, leaving skin tissue red and swollen. Dead and damaged skin tissue remains, causing peeling and flaking that may continue for 7-10 days following an exfoliating treatment. KISSCARE Ultra helps reduce (i) discomfort that can follow a peel and (ii) the length of time skin appears red and flaky. KISSCARE Ultra helps skin exposed to laser peels and microdermabrasion heal faster and with less irritation while placing a layer of 10-12 hour soothing and protective covering over the skin, reducing inflammation and accelerating rejuvenation. KISSCARE Ultra does not contain acids, oils or artificial exfoliating ingredients of any type. Because bacteria do not like the environment KISSCARE Ultra creates on the skin, subsequent infections and other skin reactions common with laser treatment and chemical peels do not occur.
To treat Oily and Blemish-Prone Skin:
KISSCARE Ultra helps control and resolve acne-related problems by (i) thoroughly removing make up and other surface material to clear and prevent clogged pores; (ii) providing a 10-12 hour barrier over skin, reducing ongoing injury and helping to promote recovery of the most sensitive and troubled skin since KISSCARE Ultra does not contain acids or artificial exfoliating ingredients, and (iii) barring the formation of bacteria, viruses, and fungus on the skin’s surface. Regarding the latter point, bacteria thrive in moist and wet environments. KISSCARE Ultra creates a dry barrier on the surface of the skin that does not interfere with respiration while essentially depriving bacteria, viruses, and fungus of the moisture necessary to live. Bacteria also do not like highly oxygenated materials. The KISSCARE Ultra attracts oxygen to its surface, creating an environment that is hostile to bacterial growth and colonization. Acne and other skin irritations are reduced and skin begins to look better faster.
To Treat Aging Skin:
With aging, the skin undergoes many changes for four basic reasons, namely:
• The supply of oils produced by the skin diminishes as the glands in the skin reduce their activity. The skin starts to dry and, just like the dry bed of a river, many fine lines and cracks begin to appear. Skin begins to lose its suppleness and elasticity, and can lose its integrity as a protective barrier.
• With age, the health of skin and its underlying tissues are compromised and impaired from environmental damage, changes in skin physiology relating to aging, and disease processes. Inflammatory reactions occur from sun exposure and the skin’s ability to heal from other injuries slows. Damage from make-up, the environment, and smoking are accelerated, as is damage because the skin is providing no early warning system and has fewer defenses of its own.
• The dermis, which reaches maturity at about 15 years of age, begins to thin at age 55. The loss of elasticity and changes in the collagen are responsible for the major changes in skin resilience. These changes, coupled with heredity and the effects of chronic injury, affect overall appearance.
• The epidermal layer (which in the average young adult turns over every 10-hours) starts to allow dead cells to accumulate on its surface, making the tissue look tired and shallow. For many years, it was thought that only exfoliation, using alpha or beta hydroxyl acids, vitamin C and other acids, or laser peels could improve the quality and texture of the skin in order to give women and men a fresher, younger look and eliminate "dead cell build up." In fact, the skin is being burned and becomes inflamed through these measures. The person experiences red puffiness as fresh skin that shows less wrinkles because of swelling of the skin and its underlying tissue.
KISSCARE Ultra Products work by making tissues healthier and protected from damage caused by natural changes in the skin resulting from the foregoing factors, rather than the conventional burn and swelling associated with acid-based exfoliants.
To Treat Sun Damage:
Chronic injury from the sun leads to dry and irritated skin. This can create karitosis and can lead to skin cancer. KISSCARE Ultra allows the sun to shine through since it contains no classic SPF (Sun Protection Factors) so a person can still get the vitamins and other benefits provided by the sun. The KISSCARE Ultra stops the damaging effects the sun causes on the surface layer of the skin with its thin protective layer, enabling the person to tan instead of burn. KISSCARE Ultra will also soothe sunburns and reduce flaking of dead skin common after the burn.
To Treat Scar Tissue:
There are numerous reports in the literature of the role of topical silicone for the treatment of hypertrophic scarring and keloid formation. The silicone in the KISSCARE Ultra products has beneficial effects far superior to all other topical silicones when applied to scar tissue. First, it has the advantage of staying where it is placed, whereas most silicones migrate, soiling clothing and leaving an oily film. Second, the ultra thin breathable layer of KISSCARE Ultra does not require external fixation on the skin and leaves no obtrusive residues. Third, KISSCARE Ultra also does not cause moisture to condense as occurs under conventional thicker skin care products.
KISSCARE Ultra flattens, softens and heals skin and scars, with reduced redness and swelling that commonly follows injuries and surgery. KISSCARE Ultra diminishes itching and other signs of irritation.
To Mitigate the Effect of Radiation Treatments:
Used before and after radiation treatment, KISSCARE Ultra eliminates topical burning of the skin that normally follows radiation treatment and its soothing qualities reduce radiation dermatitis substantially, so treated areas appear as healthy as untreated areas, rather than feature radiation burns and scarring.
To Prevent Pressure Ulcers and Bed Sores:
KISSCARE Ultra Biomedical Liquid places a light, water-based, non-oily monomolecular barrier of protection over skin that calms down the surface irritation and protects instantly. A layer of oxygen is attracted to the surface of the coated skin, helping to promote recovery and rejuvenation. The barrier of protection will not wash off, sweat off, or rub off. KISSCARE Ultra reduces friction, so the patient has less chafing from clothing and dressings. KISSCARE Ultra Biomedical Liquid is particularly good for Wet Dermatitis, and works well in troubled areas where moisture usually accumulates, like in the areas of the neck, under arms, and between legs in the groin area where dressings are difficult to apply. KISSCARE Ultra Biomedical Liquid is clear, and can be sprayed or rinsed onto sensitive tissues without manually touching tender and sensitive areas. A distinct advantage of KISSCARE over all other healing products is that other extrinsic dressings and bandages are not required.
The patient below is of fair complexion and had severe sun damage. She presented for KISSCARE treatment after she received 10 days of 5 FU therapy (Efudex). She had such a severe reaction to the 5 FU that her dermatologist discontinued the therapy and tried for 3 days to calm down the inflammation with hydrocortisone.
She used the KISSCARE Ultra Biomedical Spray twice a day for one week. After seven days exhibited a dramatic reduction in irritation and all of the ulcers were healed. The second photograph below was taken on the morning of the 8th day of KISSCARE use.
The patient below is a 26-year-old male who had a scald injury to his face, neck, and upper extremities. He had a combination of first and second degree burns over approximately 9 percent of his total body surface. The first photo below was taken one day after the burn. The patient was then immediately started on a KISSCARE treatment twice a day on his face and neck. The patient noted immediate improvement in his pain and was able to reduce by half the pain medication needed to keep him comfortable. The second photo shows the improvements only two weeks after beginning use of KISSCARE.