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Skin care

Skin breakdown and scar formation

Clinicians play a key role in recognizing and preventing skin disorders. It is important to prevent skin breakdown and protect fragile or vulnerable skin against external influences. But prevention continous even after wound closure as avoiding the formation of excessive scar tissues may be essential for patient's wellbeing.

Help to protect the skin of excessive body fluid exposure

 

Our moisture barrier products

Help to prevent the skin of pressure ulcers

Both the Linovera® oil and emulsion of hyperoxynated fatty acids (HOFA) are indicated for the prevention and treatment of stage 1 pressure ulcers. Lower limb ulcers (vascular and diabetic foot) can be treated and prevented with Linovera® Emulsion.

For better protection of uninjured skin on the heel combine Linovera® with Askina® Heel to prevent pressure ulcers.

Manage Scars

Our scar management product

Askina® Scar Repair is a soft silicone self-adhesive dressing that is indicated to prevent the formation of excessive scar tissues and to manage scars in a non-invasive way.

1) D Beeckman et al. Proceedings of the Global IAD Expert Panel. Incontinence associated dermatitis: moving prevention forward. Wounds International 2015. Available to download from www.woundsinternational.com

2) K Ousey et al. The identification and management of moisture lesions. Wounds UK, 2012; Moisture Lesions Supplement. Wounds UK, London

3) Heywood, N. Holloway, S. Risk factors for incontinence- associated dermatitis: an evidence-based review. Wounds UK 2014, Vol 10, No 4. 22-33

4) Johansen, E., Bakken, L. N., Duvaland, E., Faulstich, J., Hoelstad, H. L., Moore, Z., … Beeckman, D. (2018). Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD). Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 45(6), 527–531.

5) G Gauglitz et al. Hypertrophic Scarring and Keloids: Pathomechanisms and Current and Emerging Treatment Strategies. Molecular Medicine, 2011; 17(1-2):113-125

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