Mepitel® is a soft silicone contact layer that protects the fragile skin
around the wound bed and allows exudate and topical ointments to pass
through. Mepitel® can be left in place for up to 14 days depending on
the condition of the wound which reduces the necessity for frequent
primary dressing changes. The porous structure of Mepitel® allows
exudate to pass into an outer absorbent dressing. The Safetac® layer
prevents the outer dressing from sticking to the wound and ensures
atraumatic dressing changes. The Safetac® layer also seals around the
wound edges, preventing the exudate from leaking onto the surrounding
skin, thus minimises the risk of maceration.
Ideal for skin tears, fixation of grafts, traumatic wounds,
partial-thickness burns, painful skin conditions with blisters, and
wounds in granulation phase.