DermaSaver Breathable Skin Protectors
DermaSaver Skin Protectors Protect Thin and Fragile Skin from Damage
DermaSavers are unique patented skin protectors for people with fragile skin. DermaSaver skin protectors protect fragile skin from damage caused by friction, rubbing, abrasion and pressure that can lead to skin breakdowns, lacerations, irritation, erosions, tears, splits and superficial bruising.
DermaSaver Skin Protectors are fully compatible with topical creams and ointments. And because DermaSavers are made from breathable fabric and allow air circulation and constant ventilation to reach the skin surface, the DermaSavers protect the skin without the drawbacks of bandages or dressings. Effective moisture wicking (i.e. moisture transferring) properties of the MicroSpring fabric ensure that the skin remains dry and cool at all times.
DermaSaver Skin Protectors are perfect for the elderly and disabled people, protecting their fragile and vulnerable skin from painful skin damage.
DermaSavers are made by the HipSaver Inc in the USA. Win Health Medical Ltd. is the exclusive distributor of the DermaSavers Skin Protectors in the United Kingdom. You can purchase DermaSavers online or by phone.
Please note: Selected models and sizes of the DermaSavers are available from the NHS Supply Chain in England and Wales and the NHS National Services Scotland in Scotland.
DermaSaver Skin Protectors background
DermaSaver skin protectors are made from breathable medical textile called the MicroSpring Textile that has been developed to replace other materials used for skin protection, such as foams, gels, bandages and fleece. The MicroSpring textile is a very special fabric. It is soft and springy with thousands of micro filaments per square cm. It is breathable with ample ventilation reaching the skin due to free air flow within micro filaments. MicroSpring textile presents superior moisture wicking properties that enable speedy transfer of moisture away from the skin. It is soft and stretchy and will not flatten or crumble. It is washable at 95 degrees C (hot wash) and can be tumble dried at high temperature. The MicroSpring textile fibre composition is 86% polyester and 14% spandex.
DermaSaver Skin Protectors are fully compatible with topical creams and ointments. And because DermaSavers are made from breathable fabric and allow air circulation and constant ventilation, DermaSavers protect the skin without the drawbacks of bandages or dressings. Effective moisture wicking (i.e. moisture transferring) properties of the MicroSpring fabric ensure that the skin remains dry and cool at all times.
Body worn DermaSavers - i.e. leg protectors, arm protectors - protect fragile skin from sustaining damage caused by interaction with external environment. Wearing DermaSavers can protect exposed fragile and thin skin from damage, such as tears, lacerations, shears and other damage caused by interaction with externa external objects, such as bedding items, external pressure and shear force. By sheltering the skin from the effects of environment, DermaSavers can also help to heal existing skin tears, splits or bruises without restriction or the inconvenience that can be caused by bandages or dressings. DermaSavers are self-supporting and will always spring back to shape - even after being pressed down or scrunched.
Special mention has to be given to DermaSaver Oxygen and Feeding Tubes Covers that protect the skin from pressure and friction caused by oxygen or feeding tubes.
Wearable DermaSaver Skin Protectors (i.e. Arm protectors, leg protectors) are garment-like (sleeve-like) tubes that can be worn at all times, as or when required. You can wear DermaSavers day and night - in bed or in wheelchair and when walking. There are DermaSavers for arm and hand protection and DermaSavers for leg protection.
DermaSaver MicroSpring textile fibre composition is 86% polyester and 14% spandex. There is no latex component in the MicroSpring fabric.
DermaSavers are Class 1 Medical Devices.
DermaSaver Skin Protectors features and benefits
- superior shear and pressure relief
- superior breathability and air flow within fabric and fabric layers
- ample ventilation
- superior moisture wicking with speedy transfer of moisture away from the skin
- stretchy knit fabric with friction reducing 'give'
- compatibility with topical creams and ointments
- self supporting structure - springs back to shape after compression
- machine washable at 95o C
- hot tumble dry or air dry
- durable, long lasting and economical - will not flatten, flake or lose shape - can be reused over and over
- light, soft and comfortable
- practical light beige (coffee) colour
- flame retardant
- garment like easy to wear - or non-wearable (depending upon variant see above)
- easy care - wash, dry and use again
- latex free
- single user products
DermaSaver Skin Protectors Awarded a Patent
In December 2011, the DermaSaver range of skin protectors were awarded a patent.
DermaSaver Skin Protectors are garment like 'tubes' providing loose fitting protective layer of resilient three dimensional material for protection of the skin on the arms, legs, back and lower back of the frail elderly people with fragile skin.
Older people have fragile skin due to medication or ageing factors. Any slight friction or bump can lead to painful skin damage - called 'skin tears' - where the top layer of the skin is torn away. Skin tears frequently occur during transfer of elderly people from bed to chair. Skin tears are painful and cause a lot of discomfort and suffering. Skin tears can lead to long hardship, use of medicated ointments and dressings and the need for extra nursing care or many regular trips to wound care clinics.
DermaSaver Skin Protectors protect the skin by absorbing the friction and the bumps that cause the skin damage into the base of the three dimensional material, thus helping to prevent new damage to the skin as well as helping already damaged skin to heal.
Washable, comfortable, breathable and allowing constant ventilation to reach the skin, DermaSavers deliver perfect skin protection to the fragile skin, preventing suffering and reducing associated costs to healthcare.
DermaSaver Skin Protectors - perfect protective aids for vulnerable people with thin and fragile skin!