Finding the right skin barrier for you

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Since peristomal skin health can be compromised when stoma output is allowed to come into contact with the skin, making sure your pouching system fits is key. Skin barriers provide the necessary wall between your skin and stoma output that may irritate your skin and lead to complications1.

To ensure the best fit between the skin barrier and stoma, make sure you monitor changes in your stoma's size and shape. As your stoma changes, you may need to adjust the size of your skin barrier and pouching system, or switch to a new system or skin barrier. Remember, a well-fitting skin barrier can be your best defense against skin complications.


TRADITIONAL TWO-PIECE AND ADHESIVE COUPLING TECHNOLOGY™
TWO-PIECE SKIN BARRIER OPTIONS

Stomahesive® Skin Barriers for standard wear (with a special combination of hydrocolloid and adhesive ingredients) allow for:

  • Reliable peristomal skin protection
  • Dependable, consistent adhesion
  • Comfort on skin during wear and gentle to skin upon removal

Suggested for people with a colostomy, whose stool is formed.

Durahesive ® Skin Barriers for extended wear (designed for a stronger bond to skin as compared with standard wear skin barriers) are:

  • Highly durable and resistant to liquid output
  • Designed to "turtleneck" to help prevent leaks and provide added skin protection
  • More flexible than standard barriers

Suggested for people with a urostomy or an ileostomy, whose stoma output is liquid to semi-liquid or high-output. Also suggested for people with a colostomy when stoma output is more of a liquid.


ONE-PIECE ADHESIVE OPTIONS

ConvaTec one-piece systems feature modified versions of our Stomahesive ® and Durahesive® technologies that are:

  • Thinner and more flexible than the skin barrier in a two-piece system
  • Designed for more frequent pouching system changes-with less risk of harming the peristomal skin upon removal

TRADITIONAL TWO-PIECE AND ACT TWO-PIECE SYSTEMS

Technology Barrier type Stoma opening type Other options/features Available on

Stomahesive® technology for standard wear.

  • Flat
  • Pre-cut
  • Cut-to-fit
  • Mouldable
  • With flexible fabric collar
  • Without collar-full hydrocolloid
 

Durahesive ® technology for extended wear

  • Flata
  • Convex
  • Pre-cut
  • Cut-to-fit
  • Mouldable
  • With flexible fabric collar
  • Without collar-full hydrocolloid

aAvailable only on Natura ® systems


ONE-PIECE SYSTEMS

Technology Barrier type Stoma opening type Other options/features Available on

Stomahesive ® technology and modified Stomahesive ® technology

  • Flat
  • Pre-cut
  • Cut-to-fit
  • With and without flexible fabric collar
  • Available in drainable, closed and urostomy


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