ALLEVYN ™ Adhesive - Hydrocellular Dressing
ALLEVYN ™ Adhesive provides the advantages of ALLEVYN ™ Hydrocellular dressings in a adhesive format for simple and effective fixation.
Low allergy adhesive
Tapered construction with micro-thin edges
Unique trilaminate structure
Perforated wound contact layer
Highly absorbent central hydrocellular layer
Waterproof outer film layer
Full range of sizes
Convenient adhesive presentation
The wound contact layer of ALLEVYN ™ Adhesive is coated with a low allergy adhesive which is designed to adhere well to intact skin, but not to wounds. The adhesive is non-irritating.
The perforated wound contact layer allows even viscous exudate to pass into the dressing.
The hydrocellular core of the dressing absorbs and holds liquid in its microscopic structure.
The breathable outer surface of the dressing allows excess moisture to evaporate away from the dressing.
The result is the formation of a wound environment, which allows wound closure to progress without the need for frequent dressing changes.
In-vitro studies and clinical experience demonstrate that ALLEVYN ™ Adhesive dressings can stay in place for up to seven days. This capacity results from a combination of properties:
Moist Wound Environment
ALLEVYN ™ Adhesive creates and maintains a moist wound healing environment at the wound surface, helping prevent eschar formation.
Profiled dressing edges
ALLEVYN ™ Adhesive has a profiled cross-section, narrowing to micro-thin edges which helps ensure the dressing remains securely in place and prevents accidental removal by friction between the dressing and clothes and bedding.
Waterproof/Aids in the prevention of bacterial contamination
ALLEVYN ™ Adhesive dressings are soft and cushioning, giving excellent patient comfort and protection.