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Category: Dressing
Molnlycke Wound Care Mepiform Self-adherent Soft Silicone Dressing


Molnlycke Wound Care SC293290 Mepiform Self-adherent Soft Silicone Dressing, 2" x 3", 5/Box
Our Price: $78.31

Description
  • Self-adherent soft silicone gel sheeting for scar care
  • Mepiform is a thin, discreet and flexible dressing consisting of a laminate (polyurethane and nonwoven) covered with a soft silicone gel.
  • Mepiform is designed for the management of hypertrophic and keloid scars. It can also be used as a prophylactic therapy on closed wounds for prevention of hypertrophic or keloid scarring. Mepiform has no effect on old, flat, white scars.
  • With Safetac technology: Safetac is a patented soft silicone adhesive technology. Dressings with Safetac technology   are atraumatic upon removal. These dressings minimize trauma to the wound and the surrounding skin, which minimizes pain to the patient. The risk of maceration is minimized by sealing the wound margins.
  • Topical silicone has empirically been shown to have positive impact on hypertrophic and keloid scars. 
  • It may take from 3 months up to a year or more to improve an old scar, depending on the condition of the scar tissue. 
  • Mepiform shall optimally be worn 24 hours a day.
  • It is recommended that Mepiform is removed once a day, such as when showering or bathing, for inspection and washing of the skin.
  • For prophylactic treatment, Mepiform shall be used for 2-6 months depending on the condition of the scar.
  • The length of treatment time will differ from person to person and depends on the condition and the age of the scar. First results may be seen already after 2 months, however, the improvement of the scar may continue for up to a year under treatment.
    As a preventative treatment Mepiform may be used for at least 1 month. 
  • Benefits
    • Minimizes pain and trauma at dressing changes
    • Conforms well to body contours
    • No extra fixation is needed
    • Thin, flexible and discreet
    • May be worn in daily activities
    • May be cut to size and reapplied
    • One Mepiform sheet may be used for several days
  • Application
    • 1. Open the packaging and remove the dressing.
    • 2. If necessary, cut to appropriate size and allow overlap of minimum 1 cm.
    • 3. When applying Mepiform, make sure the area is clean and dry. When used together with ointment or cream, ensure the dressing covers an area beyond the cream.
    • 4. Remove the release film and apply Mepiform over the scar. Avoid stretching when applying over joints.
  • Dressing Change and Removal
    • 1. Mepiform should optimally be worn for 24 hours a day. Remove the dressing once per day for inspection and washing of the skin. The dressing can then be reapplied. Mepiform does not have to be washed/cleaned.
    • 2. Mepiform should under normal conditions be changed every 3 - 7 days or when the adherent properties of the dressing are no longer sufficient.
    • 3. Mepiform is waterproof and can be worn while bathing and showering.
  • Should maceration or rash occur, remove the dressing and allow the skin to recover until the symptom has disappeared, then continue treatment gradually increasing therapy time. If the symptom persists, discontinue use and consult a physician for advice.
  • Do not use on open, infected wounds or over scabs.
  • Sterility is guaranteed unless inner package is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not re-sterilize.
  • When used as directed, it is safe to use on children.
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