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Fast Healing Plaster

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Promotes up to 2 times faster healing*

  • Helps to reduce scarring
  • Waterproof & Breathable
  • Suitable for sensitive skin

* compared to dry wound healing

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Elastoplast Fast Healing

Elastoplast Fast Healing Plasters speed up the healing process by up to 2 times compared to wound dry healing and are suitable for covering all types of smaller wounds. For optimal healing results, the plaster should be worn for several days.

The waterproof and breathable material of the plaster covers and protects the wound against external influences. The wound pad is made of a skin friendly polyurethane material which does not stick to the wound. It selectively absorbs wound fluid while keeping the wound moist, thus accelerating healing and reducing the risk of scarring. Research shows that moist wound healing can help heal wounds three to five times quicker than allowing a wound to dry out.

The strong adhesion ensures that the plaster stays in place for several days.

Elastoplast Fast Healing Plasters create moist wound healing conditions.

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Diagram of dry vs moist wound healing

Clinical studies

The efficacy of the Elastoplast Fast Healing plasters has been proved in clinical studies. Interested in knowing more?

How to use

A clean and cleansed wound is the first step to an optimal healing. Cleanse your wound using the Elastoplast Wound Spray to prevent infection. After stopping the bleeding, spray from a distance of about 10cm onto the entire wound to remove all dirt and visible particles. Repeat if necessary. Then, gently dry the skin and surrounding wound area.

Next, it’s important to protect the wound from external influences like dirt and bacteria to enable undisturbed healing. Cover your wound with the Elastoplast plaster or Elastoplast sterile wound dressing that best suits your needs. The Elastoplast Fast Healing plaster can be worn for several days before it needs to be changed. The longer you leave the wound undisturbed, the faster it will heal. In addition, the Elastoplast Fast Healing plaster creates a moist wound healing environment for optimal healing conditions. It enhance the process of wound closure and helps to prevent scarring. An additional treatment with a Wound Healing Ointment is not necessary. You might find this wound dressing know-how article useful.

Do not use on an already inflamed or infected wound. If the wound shows signs of infection, such as redness, heat, pain, itching or burning, you should seek medical advice.

Heavy bleeding should be stopped before applying the Elastoplast Fast Healing Strip.

Product

Type

Size

Quantity

Fast Healing
(one strip size)
43 x 68mm 8 Strips
1. How long should I apply a Fast Healing Plaster?
You can safely leave a Fast Healing Plaster in place up to several days and should not interrupt the healing process by changing the plaster too often. Provided your wound does not show signs of wound infection, we recommend to leave each plaster in place for at least two days.
2. Do Fast Healing Plasters stick to the wound?
No, they don't. The Polyurethane technology ensures that the wound pad does not stick to the wound. Fast Healing Plasters adhere only to the area surrounding the wound and not to the wound itself.
3. Can I put Fast Healing Plasters on a wound that already has a scab?
Yes, you can. The scab will be softened after some time and removed by Fast Healing Plasters. However, the healing process will not proceed as smoothly and the results will not be as good as if you'd applied a Fast Healing Plaster before formation of the scab.
4. May I apply the Elastoplast Wound Healing Ointment with the Fast Healing Plaster for even better results?
The Elastoplast Fast Healing plaster and Wound Healing Ointment are both aimed at creating moist wound healing conditions, that are proven to accelerate the wound healing process and reduce the risk of scarring. For this reason, we do not recommend to use both products in combination, since they provide similar benefits. 
5. Should I apply a Fast Healing Plaster to a heavily bleeding wound?
No, you should not. The absorption capacity of Fast Healing Plasters is much better than traditional plasters, but the speed of the absorption is slower. This means that you would have to change the plaster too quickly. In a heavily bleeding wound, you first have to stop the bleeding, for instance by firmly applying a gauze dressing to the wound. Afterwards you can apply a Fast Healing Plaster without needing to change it too often.
6. Should I use Fast Healing Plasters on infected wounds?
No, you should not! If there are signs of infection like extensive redness, heat, itching, pain or burning, you should remove the plaster and consult your doctor. He will give advice if the wound needs to be treated with e.g. local antiseptics or systemic antibiotics. The wound has to be inspected regularly.
7. Can I use Fast Healing Plasters if I have sensitive skin or allergies?
Fast Healing Plasters are suitable for people with sensitive skin or that show allergies to common wound treatment products. Nevertheless, you should not use Elastoplast Fast Healing Plasters if you have an allergy to one of the ingredients (e.g. polyurethane, acrylate).
8. Isn’t a moist wound environment a breeding ground for germs and bacteria?
Definitely not! In fact, under moist conditions the bacterial defense mechanisms work more effectively than under a dry scab. Several studies show that there are fewer wound infections under moist conditions.
9. Is the yellow layer on the wound a sign of infection?
No, it isn’t. The layer consists of necrotic tissue and cells and is necessary for moist wound healing. The appearance of a light yellow fluid on the surface of a light red wound is the normal state of the wound healing process. However if signs of infection like redness, heat, pain, itching or burning should arise, we advise you to remove the plaster and seek medical advice.
10. Is the formation of a scab necessary for successful wound healing?
No, it isn’t. On the contrary, a scab actually can impair fast wound healing. The scab acts as a natural dressing, but closure of the wound is prolonged, as new cells cannot grow and move as quickly to close the wound compared to a moist wound environment.
11. How much faster is the healing process in the presence of Fast Healing Plasters?
An exact quantification of healing in dry or moist conditions varies individually and depends on the kind and size of the wound. Clinical studies demonstrate that wound healing in a moist environment is accelerated up to 2 times compared to wound dry healing.
12. How does the Fast Healing plaster create a moist wound environment?
The wound pad of Fast Healing contains polyurethane, a skin-friendly, waterproof and breathable material which generates optimal conditions for moist wound healing. It allows the absorption of wound fluid but leaves essential proteins in the wound. Clinical data demonstrates an up to 2 times faster wound healing process.
13. Do Fast Healing Plasters contain animal-derived ingredients?
No, they're free from animal-derived ingredients.
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