Elasto-Gel™ is a unique patented bacteriostatic highly absorbent wound dressing that provides fast and comfortable dressing changes (due to its mildly adhesive properties). Elasto-Gel™will not dry out or stick to the wound.
Elasto-Gel™ has been shown to be bacteriostatic and to reduce the level of bacteria compared to other wound dressings. It has also shown inhibition of growth of five (5) major problem microbes, which are Pseudomonas A., MRSA, Staphylococcus a., E. coli, and Streptococcus p., in appropriate agar medium. In addition, J. Vandeputte and Hoekstra have shown that bacterial growth is essentially eliminated when dressings were changed on a regular basis.
Independent laboratory studies have shown that Elasto-Gel™ absorbs 3.5 times more exudate at 24 hours than commonly recognized high absorbent dressings. Elasto-Gel™ may be used in place of hydrocolloids, hydrogels and membrane dressings. Elasto-Gel™ will not replace alginates when quick absorption is indicated. Elasto-Gel™ absorbs exudate, protects the wound, promotes a moist wound environment, will not macerate healthy skin, and never dries out.
The Stimulen™ family of collagen products are all comprised of specially prepared polypeptides and modified collagen. The products form a protective gel on the wound bed. This gel protects new cells and tissue from dehydration. All forms provide a moist environment to promote rapid healing. All show moderate absorption and are non-adherent to the wound bed.
Clinical experiences indicate that application of a cooled dressing after facial or laser surgery helps reduce thermal inertia and results in less tissue damage. Similar results have been reported for thermal burns and radiation burns.
Face Mask Dressing
Cutting the dressing is easier if the clear release film is kept in place. We suggest that cutting and shaping be completed as much as possible before applying the dressing to the patient.