Fast Healing
Moist Wound Healing Plaster

Promotes up to 50% faster healing

  • Helps to prevent scarring
  • Waterproof
  • Thin & flexible plaster
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Fast Healing

Elastoplast Fast Healing plasters speed up the healing process by up to 50% and are suitable for covering all types of smaller wounds, even those after minor surgery. For optimal healing results, the plaster should be worn for several days

  • The thin, waterproof material seals around the wound to protect it from bacteria.
  • The woundpad made with a skin friendly polyurethayne material selectively absorbs water while keeping the wound moist, thus accelerating healing and reducing the risk of scarring.
  • The strong adhesion ensures that the plaster stays in place for several days.

The plasters are available as strips which seal all around the wound.


How to use

Before applying the Elastoplast Fast Healing Strip, please: Clean the fresh wound.
Gently pat-dry the wound and the surrounding skin.
Then, apply the strip without stretching the bandage too much
Do not use on an already inflamed or infected wound. If the wound shows signs of infection like redness, heat, pain, itching or burning, you should seek medical advice.
Heavy bleeding should be stopped before applying Fast Healing Strip.

Product

Type

Size

Quantity

Fast Healing
8 Strips
(one strip size)

43 x 68mm 8 Strips

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 1. How long do you need to leave on Fast Healing?

    Provided you don’t feel your wound any more (no heat, itching, burning etc., which are typical signs of wound infection), you should not interrupt the wound healing process by changing the plaster too often. You should actually leave it in place for at least two days in order not to interrupt the healing process. The longer you leave the wound undisturbed, the faster it will heal.
  2. 2. Does Fast Healing stick to the wound?

    No, it doesn’t. The polyurethane technology ensures that the wound pad does not stick to the wound. Fast Healing adheres only to the area surrounding the wound and not to the wound itself.

  3. 3. Can you put Fast Healing on a wound that already has a scab?

    Yes, you can. The scab will be softened after some time and removed by Fast Healing. However, the healing process will not proceed as smoothly and the results will not be as good as if you had applied Fast Healing before formation of the scab.
  4. 4. Should you apply Fast Healing to a heavily bleeding wound?

    No, you should not. The absorption capacity of Fast Healing is much better than traditional plasters, but the speed of the absorption is slower. This means that you would have to change Fast Healing 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 Fast Healing without needing to change it too often.
  5. 5. Can you use Fast Healing on infected wounds?

    No, you should not! If there are signs of infection like extensive redness, heat, itching, pain or burning, you should remove Fast Healing and consult your doctor. An infection has to be treated with systemic antibiotics or topical (= local) antiseptics. The wound has to be inspected regularly.
  6. 6. Can people with sensitive skin or allergies use Fast Healing?

    Fast Healing is suitable for people with sensitive skin or that show allergies to common wound treatment products. Nevertheless, you have to be sure that the consumer is not allergic to one of the ingredients (e.g. polyurethane, acrylate) of Fast Healing.

  7. 7. Isn’t a moist wound environment a breeding ground for germs and bacteria?

    Definitely not! In fact, under moist conditions the bacterial defence mechanisms work more effectively than under a dry scab. Several studies show that there are fewer wound infections under moist conditions!
  8. 8. 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, you should remove the strip and seek medical advice.
  9. 9. 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.

  10. 10. How much faster is the healing process in the presence of Fast Healing?

    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 50 %.

  11. 11. Are there any advantages of Fast Healing in comparison to usual plasters?

    Yes, there are. Fast Healing is based on an advanced technology providing optimal moist wound healing conditions and permitting control of the moisture level and temperature of the wound. Studies have shown that under moist conditions, wounds can heal faster and scab formation of is prevented. This is because moist wound healing promotes cell growth and migration and ensures that essential proteins stay in the wound.