2-Piece Skin Barrier
Two-Piece Ostomy Skin Barriers | Flexible Ostomy Barriers
Shopping for ostomy supplies can be intimidating if you're new to using them. Understanding how these products like barriers work can help you narrow down the selection and find the best ostomy products for your situation..
What Is an Ostomy?
An ostomy is a surgical procedure that diverts how urine or waste exits the body. After surgery, you'll have an opening called a stoma that you attach an ostomy pouch or bag to collect urine or waste.
A closed ended one-piece system has no opening in the pouch for draining and is meant for the entire appliance to be removed and discarded when full. This is ideal for individuals with lower, more predictable output requiring emptying only 1-2 times a day.
A one-piece urostomy system has a spout/tap at the bottom of the bag to easily drain urine.
Advantages of an Ostomy One-Piece System:
- Lower profile one-piece systems tend to lay flatter under clothes and can be more discreet.
- There are fewer steps to apply, just peel and stick.
- Flexibility around hernias, bulges, and when exercising.