Wound contact layers – Mepitel®

The no 1 wound contact layer in the world1 used on more than 100 million wounds

Mepitel® is a gentle, yet effective Wound Contact Layer with the unique Safetac® technology. The open mesh design enables good transfer of exudate to a secondary dressing and easy delivery of topical treatments.

Mepitel is clinically proven2 to heal scalds faster and with less pain and cost compared to silversulfadiazine.

Good transparency lets you instantly assess healing progress without removing the contact layer

Does not leave residues and maintains functional qualities over time

True undisturbed healing – can remain in place for up to 14 days3

Can cost-effectively be used in a wide variety of indications2,11-13

Safetac® technology for minimal tissue trauma4-8 and patient stress9 and pain10

When and how to use it



Mepitel® with Safetac® technology protects the wound and the skin. It prevents an outer dressing from sticking to the wound, therefore minimises trauma and pain. Mepitel is designed and clinically proven for a wide range of wounds such as skin tears, skin abrasions, surgical incisions, second degree burns, blistering, lacerations, partial and full thickness grafts, diabetic ulcers, venous and arterial ulcers. Use together with e.g. Mesorb® or for high exuding wounds with Mextra® Superabsorbent, and with Tubifast® fixation.

14 days of undisturbed cost-effective healing
Mepitel can be left in place for up to 14 days in order to not stress the wound or newly healed tissue. It will stay in place and not dry out which can cause trauma and pain. The wound can be inspected at any time thanks to Mepitels transparency. Mepitel promotes undisturbed wound healing as well as a cost-effective treatment.

Saving you money14

Treatment cost in 13 countries was analyzed across a range of indications. Findings showed that Mepitel dressings provide cost-savings in areas such as trauma, burns, grafts, skin tears and hand surgery, also in low-income markets.

Product code

2˝ x 3˝ (5 x 7.5 cm)
3˝ x 4˝ (7.5 x 10 cm)
4˝ x 7˝ (10 x 18 cm)
8˝ x 12˝ (20 x 30 cm)

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DISCLAIMER:  This document is not a complete guide on all matters related to reimbursement, nor does Mölnlycke Health Care guarantee that its use will result in payment for services.  This information is subject to change over time, and may be incorrect at any time following publication.  The reader is encouraged to independently verify data and confirm the applicability of any coding or billing practice with applicable payers prior to submitting claims.  The reader is solely responsible for compliance with applicable laws.

  1. 2010 Market view analysis, MHC.
  2. Gotschall C.S. et al. Prospective, randomized study if the efficacy of Mepitel on children with partial-thickness scalds. Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation, 1998.
  3. Barrett S; British Journal of Nursing, 2012; 21 (21): 1271-1277
  4. Dykes P.J. et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care, 2001.

  5. Waring P. et al. An evaluation of the skin stripping of wound dressing adhesives. Journal of Wound Care, 2011.

  6. White R. et al. Evidence for atraumatic soft silicone wound dressing use. Wounds UK, 2005.

  7. Wiberg A.B. et al. Preventing maceration with a soft silicone dressing: in-vitro evaluations. Poster presented at the 3rd Congress of the WUWHS, Toronto, Canada, 2008.

  8. Meaume S. et al. A study to compare a new self adherent soft silicone dressing with a self adherent polymer dressing in stage II pressure ulcers. Ostomy Wound Management, 2003.

  9. Upton D. et al. The Impact of Atraumatic Vs Conventional Dressings on Pain and Stress in Patients with Chronic Wounds. Submitted and approved for publication, Journal of Wound Care, 2012.

  10. White R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings.  Wounds UK, 2008.

  11. Burgmann P et al. Burns 1998; 24(7):609-12

  12. Dahlstrom KK. Scand J Plast Reconstr Hand Surg 1995:29(4): 325-7

  13. Patton et al, An open, prospective randomized pilot investigation evaluating pain with the use of a soft silicone wound contact layer, Mepitel® One, vs. Bridal Veil and staples used on split thickness skin grafts as a primary dressing, Journal of Burns and Research,  (Nov) 2013

  14. Mills G H, MERCS, Oral presentation, EWMA, 2011

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