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Benefits of using Allevyn Wound Dressings

ALLEVYN wound dressings, by Smith & Nephew, are unique wound care products that are designed to provide enhanced patient comfort and superior absorption. These characteristics make them ideal for dressing skin tears and other wounds.


Available in 5 types, ALLEVYN Gentle, ALLEVYN Gentle Border, ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite, ALLEVYN Ag Gentle, and ALLEVYN Ag Gentle Border these dressings are great for hard to dress body areas and easily mold into body contours for enhanced application.


Some application areas include:

  • Nose
  • Neck
  • Elbow
  • Shoulder
  • Finger
  • Abdomen
  • Hand
  • Heel


These easy-to-apply dressings are effective in managing wound exudate, are shower safe, and provide optimized wound closure. The dressings offer enhanced patient comfort and care, healing wounds quickly and promoting independence in the patient’s own care.


 ALLEVYN dressings impact patients in a variety of ways, including:

  • Minimal pain upon removal
  • Enhanced confidence
  • Greater self-reliance
  • Improved mood
  • Higher compliancy


ALLEVYN wound dressings feature a Reactic film which responds to varying exudate levels, while the Hyrdocellular foam absorbs the exudate vertically into the absorbent foam, locking it in until it evaporates. To support this feature, the wound contact layer wicks fluids vertically into the absorbent foam. As an added bonus, the wound contact layer will not stick to skin or the wound, eliminating pain to the patient or trauma to the wound upon dressing removal.