Simplifying Silver

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Healing wounds with silver is a tried and true practice, and a new product makes silver use simpler.

Allevyn™ Ag Silver Wound Dressings are composed of hydrocellular foam and are part of a line of products that manage fluids and have moisture balance, according to the manufacturer Smith and Nephew.

The company notes the dressings have a seven-day wear time. During this time, the dressings release silver in a sustained fashion and provide bactericidal protection against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, according to the company.

The dressing integrity of Allevyn Ag decreases messy dressing changes and the company notes the dressing absorbs exudates effectively.

Company: Smith & Nephew
Product: Allevyn™ Ag SilverWound Dressings
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Covering Up Scars
A new modality can help patients who are worried about the appearance of unsightly scars.

Dermatix™ Ultra is a transparent, fast-drying silicone gel that can minimize abnormal scarring and help prevent or reduce hypertrophic scarring after surgery, according to the manufacturer Valeant Pharmaceuticals. As the company notes, the product can flatten, smooth or soften scars and also relieve itching.

Valeant adds that the product is well suited for covering scars resulting from cosmetic surgery and laser procedures.

Company: Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Product: Dermatix™ Ultra
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