NAWA Medical - Innovation in Life Science
With increasing age the barrier function of the skin is steadily reduced. The skin is going to be less robust and more sensitive to external influences. The skin becomes thinner, drier, quickly starts to itch and loses elasticity. It is more easily damaged and vulnerable, the wound healing after an injury is slowed down. With the years eczemas and inflammation, and also ulcus cruris or decubitus ulcer occur more often. Skin problems can be caused by taking medicine, which also may intensify already existing problems.
With the right treatment the healing process of acute and chronic wounds can be supported and infections and scar formation prevented.
- Cleansing: First step to take with an open wound is the hygienic cleansing.
- Treatment: After cleansing, treat the wound to activate and support the healing process.
- Covering: To protect the wound, cover it with an adhesive tape or non adherent dressing.
- Protection of wound edges and surrounding skin: Supports the treatment and acts preventative.