Mepilex is an absorbent soft Silicone Dressing. It consists of a soft silicone wound contact layer (Safetac) a flexible absorbent pad of polyurethane foam an outer film which is vapor permeable and waterproof
Saftetac is a patented soft silicone adhesive technology.
On the wound Safetac assures non-sticking and minimal trauma on removal even in critical situations where the exudate starts to dry out.
On the skin, a dressing with Safetac has gentle but secure adhesion with no epidermal stripping or pain on removal.
Mode of Action
Mepilex absorbs exudate, maintains a moist wound-healing environment and minimises the risk of maceration.
As Mepilex maintains a moist wound environment, supporting debridement, there might be an initial increase in the wound size. This is normal and to be expected.
Due to the absorption properties Mepilex is suitable for use under compression bandaging.
Mepilex is designed for a wide range of exuding wounds such as leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and traumatic wounds eg skin tears and secondary healing wounds.