Do you have fragile or dry skin that is prone to irritation and redness? Is your skin especially vulnerable due to diabetes or neurodermitis?
Especially the very young and the elderly are concerned by very sensitive skin, which is often fragile and easily damaged. As skin is developing over time, the skin of babies and children is thinner and more delicate than adult skin. It is more sensitive to external influences and needs an extra special and sensitive care. Also, with the aging process, skin is staring to change in terms of texture and appearance. Symptoms such as redness, dryness and a rough texture as well as a feeling of tightness can occur. And again, the sensitivity to external factors is increasing. But it is not only the very young or elderly that are affected by sensitive skin, in a study of plaster users, about 47 percent identified their skin to be (very) sensitive.1
01 Mindline, Usage & Attitudes - Regular Wound Plasters, December 2021,Germany, Mexico, Indonesia, Australia
Having wounds with very sensitive skin
Having a wound happens to everyone from time to time. For people with particularly sensitive skin, it is crucial to find the right wound care that will properly protect and treat the wound. In addition to treating the wound, it is equally important to protect the sensitive skin from damage and irritation.
Not only in professional wound care, but also in self-treatment of everyday wounds, the need for dressings that do not cause skin damage and pain when removed is high, particularly when delicate, sensitive, and easily irritated skin is involved. The removal of the adhesive may detach layers of keratinocytes and structures of the superficial layers of the skin. This affects the integrity of the skin, but may cause pain and discomfort, increase the risk of complications, or delay wound healing.
When treating wounds on sensitive skin, it is important to use a plaster that is particularly soft on the skin, does not cause damage and is designed to cause as little injury to the skin as possible when it comes off.
Elastoplast Ultra Sensitive Plasters are the optimal solution for very sensitive skin
Our Ultra Sensitive range is made with an advanced silicone adhesive and extra soft non-woven backing material The plaster is extra-soft and gentle on sensitive skin. It perfectly bounds with the folds of the skin and fills minor gaps by providing a broad contact area. The plaster securely sticks to the skin, even after being repositioned. With its silicone adhesive technology, the Ultra Sensitive range delivers the perfect balance between secure adhesion and pain-free removal.
Clinical studies prove that Elastoplast Ultra Sensitive plasters, compared to traditional wound plasters, offer a gentle and skin friendly removal with minimal skin damage and without causing pain. 100% of users agreed that the plaster can be removed completely painfree.2
02 Kuhlmann M. et al. Adhesive properties of a first aid dressing with silicone adhesive in comparison to an acrylate-based adhesive, n=30. EWMA Amsterdam, NL. 2017