Hydrogels are designed to provide a moist healing environment for wounds with minimal or no exudate. Many types provide absorption, desloughing, and debriding to necrotic and fibrotic tissue. Gels are available in tubes as well as integrated into some styles of wound dressings. Products like Coloplast Purilon Hydrogel and Woun'dres Collagen dressings utilize this therapy to sooth and protect wounds.
Coloplast Purilon Hydrogel is 95% water and provides desloughing and debriding properties. This product is unique in that it does not contain propylene glycol, as most other commonly available types do, which allows for it to be used in conjunction with larvae therapy. The removal of necrotic and sloughy tissue promotes a more positive healing environment. Coloplast Purilon Hydrogel is also known for providing increased cohesion making it easier to apply and retain position for bandaging. Coloplast also manufactures Woun'dres Collagen Hydrogel that contains additional moisture and skin renewal properties.
Dressings like FlexiGel Sheets contain Coloplast Purilon Hydrogel to help with debridement and exudate absorption while providing a protected healing environment. Often, these sheets are used in conjunction with Opsite Transparent Film Dressings to maintain moisture and provide additional protection from external contaminants. FlexiGel dressings are commonly available in 2""x2"" and 4""x4"" sizes.
The combination of highly absorbent protective dressings and Coloplast Purilon Hydrogel promotes a healthy, moist healing environment for most light to moderate exudate wounds and is safe for use in multiple applications.
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