Avance® Film with Safetac® technology

Prevent unnecessary pain and skin trauma
As part of the Avance® NPWT system, this gentle adhesive film ensures minimised pain and offers time saving benefits.

Easy to apply and work with

Repositionable with no loss of adhesion – saves time and no wasted dressings

Avance® NPWT system is less painful

Protect the peri-wound area against maceration1

Safetac® technology means less pain and trauma during dressing changes, with minimised risk of maceration and peri-wound blisters

Proven less skin stripping2, 3, 4

A recent study compared Avance® Film with Safetac® technology with two other leading film dressings for NPWT (B, C) and a hydrocolloid dressing (A) to assess their potential for skin stripping. The dressings were applied to dyed skin test areas on 22 healthy volunteers, and removed four times over a 14-day period. Colour changes to the dye were measured using a chromameter at each removal as an indication of the amount of stratum corneum removed by each dressing. Skin areas treated with Avance film with Safetac showed the least change in colour, indicating it caused less skin stripping than the other products. Avance film with Safetac was also associated with less skin reactions.

  1. Meaume S et al. A study to compare a new self adherent soft silicone dressing with a self adherent polymer dressing in stage II pressure ulcers. Ostomy Wound Management 2003;49(9):44-51
  2. Dykes PJ et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care 2001;10(2):7-10
  3. Zillmer R et al. Biophysical effects of repetitive removal of adhesive dressings on periulcer skin. Journal of Wound Care 2006;5 vol 15
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