Mepiform®

Everyday scar care

Mepiform® is a thin and discreet dressing, designed for the management of both old and new hypertrophic and keloid scars. It can also be used as a prophylactic therapy on closed wounds for prevention of hypertrophic or keloid scarring. With the patented Safetac® technology, it also minimizes pain during dressing changes.1, 2, 3

Minimizes pain and trauma during dressing changes1, 2, 3

Clinically proven to reduce scarring and reduce scars

Conforms well to body contours, no need for extra fixation

Can be worn during daily activities and be reapplied

How Mepiform works

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Topical silicone has empirically been shown to have a positive impact on hypertrophic scars and keloids.4, 5 It may take from three months up to a year or more to improve an old scar, depending on the condition of the scar tissue. Mepiform should optimally be worn 24 hours a day. It is recommended that Mepiform is removed once a day, e.g. when showering or bathing, for inspection and washing of the skin. For prophylactic treatment, Mepiform should be used for two to six months, depending on the condition of the scar.

Self-adherent dressing with Safetac technology for scar care Topical silicone has empirically been shown to have positive impact on hypertrophic scars and keloids. It may take from 3 months up to 1 year to improve an old scar, depending on the condition of the scar tissue. Mepiform should be worn 24 hours a day. It is recommended that Mepiform be removed once daily, e.g. when showering or bathing, for inspection and washing of the skin. For prophylactic treatment, Mepiform shall be used for 2-6 months depending on the condition of the scar. Benefits of Mepiform

  • Minimizes pain and trauma at dressing changes
  • No extra fixation is needed
  • Mepiform is thin, flexible and discreet
  • Can be worn in daily activities
  • Can be reapplied
  • One Mepiform dressing can be used for several day

Areas of use

Mepiform is designed for the management of old and new hypertrophic scars, keloids and closed wounds.

  • Hypertrophic scars
  • Recently closed wounds to help minimize scar formation

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

  1. Ensure wound is fully healed and sutures have been removed.
  2. Mepiform® should be worn 24 hours a day. Remove the dressing daily to inspect and cleanse the area and then reapply. Under normal conditions, the same Mepiform® dressing can be used for 7-14 days or longer.
  3. Choose a dressing size that will allow the dressing to overlap the scar treatment area by at least 1 cm. Mepiform® can be cut to size if required.
  4. For optimum results, Mepiform® should be used for 2-4 months or longer depending on the condition and age of the scar tissue.
  5. Treatment periods will vary. Improvement can usually be seen after 4 weeks of treatment. To ensure maximum effectiveness, Mepiform® should be applied when the scar is newly formed.

Mepiform Instructions

Product no Size cm Pcs/box Pcs/case
293100 4 x 30 5 50
293200 5 x 7.5 5 25
293400 10 x 18 5 35

Mepiform® is packaged sterile in single packs

  1. Wound Union of Wound Healing Societies. Principles of best practice. Minimising pain at wound dressing related procedures. A consensus document. 2004. Published by Medical Educational Partnership London.
  2. Principles of best practice: Minimising pain at dressing-related procedures. A consensus document. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: ©WoundPedia Inc 2007.
  3. Dykes PJ et al. Effects of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Jo WC Vol10, No 2 (2001), p. 7-10.
  4. Mustoe T A et al., International clinical recommendations on Scar Management. Plast. Reconstr. Surg, Vol 110, No 2 (2002), p. 560-571.
  5. Maján J.I et al. Evaluation of a self-adherent soft silicone dressing for the treatment of hypertrophic postoperative scars. Jo WC, Vol15, No 5 (2006), p.193-6.
  6. Swedish Institute for Fibre and Polymer Research (1998).
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