Wound Dressing & Ostomy Summer Sweat & Waterproofing Resources

Spending time outdoors in the summer will test the adhesives that hold your ostomy, wound dressings, tubes, and constant glucose monitoring devices. Increased activity and higher temperatures will create sweat, and that moisture can cause some adhesives to fail. Waterproof tapes can often times be overly aggressive and hurt the skin during removal. Hy-Tape is […]

Best Practices for Wound Care After Common Plastic Surgery

A WHITE PAPER ABOUT WOUND CARE POST PLASTIC SURGERY Data show that plastic surgery is increasingly popular in the United States, the current pandemic notwithstanding. Numerous factors have contributed to the rise in popularity of plastic surgery, including the fact that the cost has decreased at the same time as plastic surgeons’ technological expertise has increased. A variety of […]

A Summer with Wounds and Scars Can Still Be Fun

Outdoor fun is calling—this summer more than most. But people with healing or chronic wounds may think they can’t enjoy the outdoors like they once did. While you do need to take some precautions, you do not have to postpone summer because of a skin wound. Can I swim with a wound? It depends on […]

Brachioplasty – Minimize Arm Lift Scars

Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a plastic surgery procedure to remove excess, sagging skin from the upper arm. Skin in this area sags with age (i.e. senile elastosis) despite diet, strength training, or toning exercises. Thus, the arm lift has long been a popular cosmetic surgical procedure among older individuals, especially women. […]

Hy-Tape for Wound Care and Scar Management

Scars represent the visible remnants of physical trauma, injury, burns, or surgery. Scar formation occurs during the last phase of wound healing, the remodeling phase. This may be a particularly apprehensive time for the patient, who may experience pain, tightness, or pruritus or may be concerned about the appearance of the healed wound. The formation of scars can take up […]

Reducing Your Risk of Developing a Basal Cell Carcinoma Scar

Basal Cell Carcinoma Removal and Post-Operative Care Basal cell carcinoma is a common cancer of the skin. Four out of five cases of the skin cancer are of the nodular form, which appears as a pink pimple with a pearly, translucent quality.1 While most basal cell carcinomas do not metastasize, they do have the potential […]