<p>NPWT can be painful – Avance less painful NPWT</p>

NPWT can be painful – Avance less painful NPWT

Avance with Safetac – Minimising pain and stress to maximise healing

Avance® NPWT system with Safetac® is designed to minimise unnecessary pain and stress3.

Avance is a Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) system that is specifically designed to be more convenient for health care professionals and patients. The system covers all wound types, whether in hospital or at home, which means an easier transition for patients. Reduced training needs for nurses also means cost and time savings.

Fixation dressings with Safetac technology are easy to work with and apply or reapply as needed. This helps minimize unnecessary contact with the patient’s sensitive wound site, and can help minimise their anxiety.

Mepiseal , an easy-to-use, soft, liquid silicone sealant, maintains an effective seal, essential for the delivery of NPWT. Adhering effectively, Mepiseal prevents exudate from spreading, yet is removed with no skin stripping or pain1.

Avance – Increased patient comfort

The Avance® dressing kits, containing Mepitel with Safetac® technology, make it possible to prevent unnecessary pain during NPWT. Mepiseal®, an easy-to-use, soft,...

Avance – Service and support

In order to make NPWT available to health care professionals and patients whenever needed, Mölnlycke Health Care offers initial training, on-going advice and support. All users also have access to a helpline offering clinical and technical support....

Avance – Less pain

Pain and stress delays wound healing. Thanks to dressings with Safetac technology, Avance is a NPWT system that helps prevent unnecessary pain and skin trauma....

NPWT can be painful

Wound care is a complex and ever changing field. Any additional diagnoses, the origin and location of the wound are all factors that make each healing situation unique....

Avance NPWT system

Avance NPWT system

Designed to minimize unnecessary patient pain and stress. Dressings with Safetac prevent skin stripping at dressing changes and the maceration that can delay healing by causing damage to the periwound area.

Avance Film with Safetac technology

Avance Film with Safetac technology

As part of the Avance NPWT system, this gentle adhesive film ensures minimized pain and offers time saving benefits.



Designed to secure any wound by forming a seal that prevents exudate from spreading. This self-curing wound sealant uses the Safetac technology, which means less pain for the patient at wound dressing changes.


  1. Soon K et al. Pain-induced stress: a barrier to wound healing. Wounds UK, 2006
  2. Brindle T et al. Use of a novel injectable silicone dressing to improve outcomes with NPWT for complex wounds: a VCU experience.  Poster presented at SAWC. FL USA April 2010.
  3. Dykes, P.J., Heggie, R., Hill, S.A. (2001) effects of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of skin. Journal of Wound Care 10(2): 7-10.
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