Tissue wound dressings can be divided into: Traditional and Advanced.
Traditional dressings have been abandoned in favour of Advanced ones when in 1962, the dressing takes on new benchmarks, based on the publication of Winter's studies. The concept of drying the wound is replaced by the healing in a moist environment. The fundamental action of Advanced dressings is the physiological interaction with tissue lesion. This interaction should keep a biocompatible moist microenvironment on the lesion surface that promotes the processes of cell division and replication, ideal to help and accelerate the process of tissue repair.
- Absorption of liquids up to drying
- Infection protection
- Wound concealment
- Keep a moist microenvironement and a constant temperature
- Exudate removal and necrotic material
- Protection from exogenous infections
- Oxygen permeability
If compared to Traditional dressings, Advanced dressings provide:
- best infection prevention
- best support to re-epithelialization
- fibrinolytic activity
- cleansing activity
- minor trauma during dressing changes
- better soothing effect
The healing in a moist environment allows new cells of squamous epithelium to gradually slip through the wet surface of the lesion, speeding up tissue repair, instead of opening a difficult access under the dry crust or eschar. A fast and physiologically correct healing for an optimal epithelial cell proliferation requires to met other factors:
- appropriate temperature (35°C-37°C)
In addition, an "ideal" Advanced dressing should also:
- protect the wound from mechanical damages
- protect from bacterial contamination (impermeable to external micro-organisms)
- create an occlusive environment able to facilitate and optimize the process of re-epithelialization
- allow the absorption of excess exudate
- ensure sterility and cleanliness
- not leave waste into the wound
- reduce pain
- be easy to use
- be easy to remove without wound trauma
- create thermal insulation
- preserve the skin around the lesion
As all Wound Care experts say, it was not possible, up to now, to find a unique Advanced dressing able to do such tasks.
Hyperoil® is fully compatible with the definition of Advanced Dressing because it meets all the necessary actions to assist in proper repair of tissue injury. (Multifunctional).
So Hyperoil® is a Self-Sufficient Primary Advanced Dressing different from other dressings, because it requires only the support of secondary dressings to protect and/or absorb, as needed, performing independently all other key functions at all stages of tissue repair.
One of the key features of Hyperoil® is to provide and maintain adequate hydration of the lesion by promoting a balance of tissue secretions (exudate).
Other advanced dressings promote tissue hydration but in an indirect way, through the simple tissues evaporation occlusion that can cause an inadequate control of secretion by peri-wound maceration and possible infection of the bottom of the lesion.
Thus they cannot be used by unskilled personnel, while Hyperoil® can be applied easily without fear of such drawbacks.
The ease of use both for specialists and for end users means a new orientation towards self-managed medication.
The various professionals can promote this approach directly to the public, warning the need of medical supervision.
This is why Hyperoil® opens the way for a revolution: the creation of Self-Sufficient Multifunctional Advanced Dressings. A new system able to deal with tissue lesions that brings significant benefits in terms of both results and savings on treatment costs of these diseases.