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Dermisol aids the removal of dead tissue and any embedded debris by causing maximum differential swelling between live and dead areas.
This is achieved in two ways:
1The low pH causes separation of collagen molecules by rupturing the hydrogen bonding. The optimum pH to achieve this effect is between pH 2 and pH 3.
2The organic acid reacts with carboxyl and amino groups in the collagen. The insertion of the organic acid forces the collagen chains apart.
In both cases the devitalised tissues absorb water and swell markedly.
Healthy tissue is unaffected because of natural barriers to organic acids and sufficient buffering capacity to maintain a near neutral pH.