Silicone Dressing

Silicone Wound Dressings are soft wound covers that are especially beneficial to individuals with fragile and sensitive skin. They are composed of cross-linked polymers supported with or bonded to fabric or mesh. These dressings prevent the formation and improve the appearance of keloid and hypertrophic scars. Silicone dressings easily stick to the dry surfaces but are non-adherent to moist wound beds. At Shop Wound Care, we offer a wide range of silicone wound dressings from various top-selling brands like Mepilex, Cutimed Siltec, Optifoam, Biatain, etc.

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Features of Silicone Wound Dressings

  • Made from a particular type of solid silicones, which are soft, tacky and adhere to dry surfaces
  • Consist of alternate silicone and oxygen atoms with organic groups connected to the silicone atoms 
  • Soft silicone dressing is coated with soft silicone as a wound contact layer or an adhesive 
  • Atraumatic to the wound and surrounding skin
  • Easy to apply
  • Decreased pain on removal 
  • May be cut to size 
  • Conformable

When to use Silicone Wound Dressing?

Silicone dressing for wounds can be used for the following: 

  • To assist in the treatment of keloid and hypertrophic scars 

  • Prophylaxis for pressure injuries 

  • Prophylaxis of skin radiotherapy burns

  • Traumatic wounds 

  • Skin grafts 

  • Donor sites

  • Skin tears 

  • Leg ulcers

When to avoid using Silicone Dressings?

  • Can be used on infected wounds only if appropriate antibiotic coverage is taken
  • Should not be used on patients with a silicone sensitivity or allergy