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5 good reasons for moist wound healing
When it comes to dealing with a minor wound, some people like to just let air do the job of healing. Are you one of them? If so, then think again.

You’ve hurt yourself, the result is a cut or an abrasion, and you think you don’t need a plaster? Maybe, you've heard somewhere that letting your wound heal in dry air is best. Medical research proves that the opposite is true, and that creating moist wound conditions will not only accelerate the healing process, but also prevent scarring and scabs, meaning beautiful unimpaired skin is the result.

Here are some valid reasons why creating moist conditions to heal your wound, no matter how big or small, will repair your skin faster and better – with a reduced risk of scarring or scabs. Find out what medical experts already know – and why this is the best method.


In order for your wound to form new skin tissue, new cells need to form. Cell growth thrives in moist conditions! The principle aim of moist wound therapy is to create and maintain those optimal moist conditions for your skin to renew itself. In a wound which is kept moist under a Moist Wound Healing Plaster, cells can grow, divide and migrate at an increased rate. This speeds up wound healing by up to 50%!*

*Wigger-Alberti W. et al. J Wound Care 2009 Mar; 18 (3):123-28, 131

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IT WILL PREVENT SCABS

Under moist wound healing conditions, the formation of a crusty scab is prevented. This is because moist wound healing promotes growth and migration of new cells and ensures that essential proteins for closing your wound stay where they belong in order to do their repair job. 
Wounds that are left uncovered to dry will always create scabs, which make it hard for a wound to close itself, as under these dry conditions new skin tissue will have a tough time forming.

What many do not know: a scab is not a sign of healthy healing, it is actually keeping your skin from healing and becoming flawless again.
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IT WILL KEEP YOUR WOUND SUPPLE

Covering your wound with a moist wound healing plaster also means: keeping your wound supple, thanks to no scabs forming (see 2.) This leads to better mobility, especially if your wound is located on joints such as knees or elbows. And on top of that, moist wound healing ensures that removing or changing your plaster remains painless, as none of the newly formed tissue will come off.
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Elastoplast Wound Healing Ointment will speed up healing and prevents scabs from forming.
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IT WILL PREVENT SCARRING AND ENSURE BEAUTIFUL HEALING

Who wants a scar to remind them where their wound was years after the injury?
Moist wound treatment is the best way to ensure healing, and to reduce the risk of scabs and ultimately scarring. Any Moist Wound Healing Plaster (i.e. Elastoplast Wound Spray, Elastoplast Fabric Plasters and Elastoplast Wound Healing Ointment) will deliver improved cosmetic results.

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MOIST WOUND HEALING IS SKIN-FRIENDLY

All Elastoplast moist wound healing products use skin-friendly materials that ensure maximum comfort (ultra-thin, flexible, breathable materials such as polyurethane which stretch with your skin) and advanced technologies such as hydrocolloid technology.

All are ideal for sensitive skin.

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SMART SOLUTIONS THAT PROMOTE MOIST WOUND HEALING

The Elastoplast range has a wide range of technologically advanced
wound healing products to choose from:

Do not confuse moist wound healing with a “moist plaster”!
Don't think that applying a regular wet plaster has the same effect as creating moist wound healing conditions! It is recommended to change a regular plaster daily, especially if it gets wet in the shower. To ensure safe protection and reliable adhesion, use a combination of Elastoplast Wound Spray, Elastoplast Fabric Plaster and Elastoplast Wound Healing Ointment. This combination will provide ideal moist wound healing conditions for healing of your skin beautifully.

Moist wound treatment is known to prevent formation of a scab, allowing epithelial cells to spread horizontally outwards through the thin layer of wound exudate to rapidly close the wound.

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*Wigger-Alberti W. et al. J Wound Care 2009 Mar; 18 (3):123-28, 131

  1. Wound Spray: Cleansing the wound is an essential first step for optimal healing and it is recommended for all types of wounds. An easy to use spray for the antiseptic cleansing of minor acute wounds such as cuts, abrasions, first and minor second-degree burns and open blisters.
    Elastoplast Wound Spray
  2. Wound Healing Ointment: An ointment to support and speed up the natural healing of minor superficial wounds like cuts, abrasions and scratches as well as first and smaller second degree burns. Elastoplast Wound Healing Ointment can be used at any stage of the healing process on superficial open wounds and damaged skin.

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Always see your doctor if the wound is deep, bleeding or shows signs of infection like reddening, swelling or warmth.  
Also, make sure to seek medical help if you are not able to clean the wound properly.
If you have diabetes, proper wound care is extremely important. Always discuss any concerns you may have with your doctor and/or podiatrist, even for the care of minor wounds and skin cracks – especially on your feet.
 
Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice.  Read the instructions carefully for the use of our products‘ packages. Important: consult a health professional in case of any uncertainty of treating your wound properly.
 
The information provided through this website should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care or advice. If you have or suspect a health problem, you should consult your doctor. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it, because of something you have read on this website.

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