Silicone

  • Zetuvit Plus Silicone Border Super Absorbent Dressing Hartmann 413122

    Zetuvit Plus Silicone Border

    Zetuvit Plus Silicone Border Dressing - Sterile, Absorbent Wound Bandage

    Zetuvit Plus silicone border dressing is a superabsorbent dressing (SAP) with silicone adhesive and border that is suitable for a wide range of acute and chronic exuding wounds.Absorbent core traps fluid with a combination of loose cellulose and...

    Starting at $7.99
  • TIELLE ESSENTIAL Silicone Foam Dressing Systagenix Wound Management TLESB1010U

    TIELLE ESSENTIAL

    TIELLE ESSENTIAL Silicone Foam Dressing with Adhesive Border

    All-in-one silicone bordered dressing.Reduces pain and trauma during dressing changes Provides effective fluid management Silicone perforated layer prevents the dressing from sticking to the wound Dressing may be worn for up to 7 days

    Starting at $8.99
  • ComfortFoam Border Silicone Foam Dressing DermaRite Industries

    Dermarite

    ComfortFoam Border Silicone Foam Dressing, Sterile Adhesive Bandage

    Keep wounds in an optimally moist environment with ComfortFoam Border Dressing. Maintaining a moist wound bed promotes faster healing while helping prevent further injury and infection. The soft silicone contact layer is gentle on your skin, and the...

    Starting at $46.99
  • ComfortFoam Border Silicone Foam Dressing DermaRite Industries

    Dermarite

    ComfortFoam Border Silicone Foam Dressing, Sterile Adhesive Border

    Maintaining a moist wound bed promotes faster healing and helps prevent further injury and infection. The sterile dressing features a multilayer construction for maximum protection, thermal insulation and absorbency. The soft silicone contact layer is...

    Starting at $30.99
  • Hartmann Proximel Silicone Foam Dressing Hartmann

    Hartmann

    Proximel Non-Border Silicone Foam Dressing, Waterproof Backing

    Five-layer design helps reduce complications, enhance comfort and promote optimal wound care and healing.Pain-free removal and easy to reposition Tapered edge design is ideal for use under compression Helps reduce the risk of maceration

    Starting at $7.99
  • McKesson Wound Contact Layer Dressing McKesson Brand

    McKesson

    McKesson Contact Layer Dressing - Sterile Silicone Wound Bandage

    Allowing fewer dressing changes and fewer disturbances to the wound, this McKesson Silicone Wound Contact Layer Dressing is suitable for use on a wide range of wounds, including skin tears, skin abrasions, lacerations and surgical wounds, when it's used...

    Starting at $48.49
  • Smith & Nephew Allevyn Gentle Border Lite Thin Silicone Foam Dressing Smith & Nephew 66800833

    Smith & Nephew

    Smith & Nephew Allevyn Gentle Border Lite Silicone Foam Dressing

    Intended for individuals with sensitive or fragile skin with light to moderately exuding wounds, this Allevyn Gentle Border Lite Square Sterile Adhesive Thin Silicone Foam Dressing with Border can be worn while showering or bathing for convenience. The...

    Starting at $28.99

Silicone Category page

Silicone dressings are versatile, making them a popular choice for wound care in clinical and at-home settings. If a silicone dressing is the recommended bandage for yourself or a loved one, here is what you need to know about this type of silicone wound dressing before you shop.

Silicone dressings are soft and adhere easily, which helps create a seal around the wound while also being gentle on patients with fragile skin. Unlike other types of dressing, silicone will not stick to wounds, nor will it lose its adhesive properties over time. This makes silicone dressings ideal for multiple applications such as protecting wounds, minimizing scarring, and promoting healing.

Silicone bandages are primarily composed of inert synthetic polymers and have various uses in healthcare, including wound care. Medical silicone dressings can support a wound as it heals. They protect the surrounding skin from wound exudates (fluid) and blood. There is evidence that this form of dressing may help reduce re-injury and scarring.

There are several benefits of using silicone for medical dressings and wound care, including:

  • Silicone dressings are comfortable and, because they don’t stick to the skin, they will not reopen wounds.
  • Silicone is a safe choice in general because it is typically well-tolerated.
  • The risk of adverse effects is very low for silicone because it cannot be absorbed into the body.
  • Silicone is not very flammable and does not conduct heat.
  • Silicone dressings may help reduce scarring.
  • Protects the wound from fluid and blood while providing a moist environment for wound healing.
  • There are several different kinds of silicone dressings, and each comes in a variety of sizes ranging from 2x2 to 18.5x22cm in length. These include:

  • Primary Wound Contact Layers: These are great for superficial wounds and allow fluid absorption through the dressing as the wound heals. These dressings stick to dry skin around the wound but not to the injury itself. For wet wounds, a secondary dressing is necessary to secure the first.
  • Silicone Dressing with Adhesive: This silicone foam dressing is absorbent to help protect surrounding skin and to reduce mess as the wound heals. They are breathable but also create an anti-bacterial barrier. Foam dressings with silicone adhesive are for surgical wounds, cuts and abrasions, minor burns, and leg ulcers.
  • Silicone Gel Sheets: These are designed to minimize scarring and are composed of a thick silicone sheet. The gel sheets can be used alone, without a secondary wound dressing.
  • Contact Layer Dressings: Contact layer dressings require a second dressing on exudative wounds. These wounds are wet with a clear fluid that the body produces during healing.
  • Absorbent Dressings: Absorbent dressings for wounds that are particularly messy. These dressings are great for very exudative wounds because they will absorb the exudates and create a moist environment without sticking to the wound and causing re-injury during dressing changes.
  • Silicone Tape: Silicone tape secures dressings and closes very small wounds. The tape is soft and easy to adjust.
  • Silicone Gel: This gel is to close wounds and help prevent infection and the development of scars.

    If you are unsure what type of silicone wound dressing to use, ask your healthcare provider for recommendations.