5 good reasons for moist wound healing – When it comes to dealing with a minor wound, some people like to just let air do the healing job. Are you one of them? Then think again.

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You’ve hurt yourself, the result is a cut or an abrasion, and you think you don’t need a plaster? Medical research proves that creating moist wound conditions will not only accelerate the healing process, but also prevent scarring and scabs, meaning healthy unimpaired skin. That’s why Hansaplast Fast Healing wound dressings are based on the principle of moist wound healing. Hansaplast Fast Healing wound pad is made of Polyurethane, a skin-friendly, waterproof and breathable material which generates optimal conditions for moist wound healing. It allows the absorption of wound fluid but leaves essential proteins in the wound. Clinical data demonstrates an up to 2 times faster wound healing process compared to dry wound healing or untreated wound. Find out what medical experts already know – and why this is the superior method!

Because It Will Speed Up To 2 Times Faster* Your Wound Healing

Moist wound healing allows skin to renew

In order for your wound to form new skin tissue, new cells need to form. Cell growth though, thrives on moist conditions! The principle aim of moist wound healing, is to create and maintain the optimal moist conditions for your skin to renew itself. In a wound which is kept moist under a Moist Wound Healing Plaster such as Hansaplast Fast Healing, cells can grow, divide and migrate at an increased rate. This speeds up wound healing by up to 2 times*!

*compared to dry wound healing

Wigger-Alberti W. et al. J Wound Care 2009 Mar; 18 (3):123-28, 131

Because It Will Prevent Scab And Scar Formation

In a moist environment, scabs are prevented. If wounds heal without scabs and the wound healing process and the formation of new tissue remains undisturbed and the likelihood of scarring is decreased resulting in improved aesthetic results. Wounds that are left to dry in air will always create scabs, which make it hard for a wound to close itself, as under these dry conditions new skin tissue will have a tough time forming.
What many do not know: a scab is not a sign of healthy healing, it is actually keeping skin from healing and becoming flawless again.

Because It Will Keep Your Wound Supple

Hansaplast Fast Healing Plaster will speed up healing and prevents scabs from forming.
Covering your wound with a Moist Wound Healing Plaster also means: keeping your wound supple, thanks to no scabs forming (see 2.) This leads to better mobility, especially if your wound is located on joints such as knees or elbows. And on top of that, moist wound healing ensures that removing or changing your plaster remains painless, as none of the newly formed tissue will come off.

Because It Will Ensure Healthy Healing


Who wants a scar to remind them years after the injury where their wound was?

Moist wound treatment is the best way to ensure and enhance wound healing, and to reduce the risk of scabs and ultimately scarring. Any Moist Wound Healing products (i.e. Hansaplast Fast Healing, Hansaplast Wound Healing Ointment) will deliver improved cosmetic results.

Because Moist Wound Healing Is Skin-friendly

All Hansaplast moist wound healing products use skin-friendly materials that ensure high comfort (ultra-thin, flexible, breathable materials such as polyurethane which stretch with your skin). The Hansaplast materials are compatible with the skin and dermatologically approved.


  Dry wound healing Moist wound healing 

After 14 days

Standard Dressing Hansaplast Fast Healing 


Do not think that applying a regular wet plaster has the same effect as creating moist wound healing conditions! It is recommended to change a regular plaster daily, especially if it gets wet in the shower. To ensure safe protection and reliable adhesion, go for Hansaplast Fast Healing Plasters. They promote wound healing up to 2 times faster than an uncovered wound and provide ideal moist wound healing conditions for healthy healing of your skin, are waterproof and can stay on for several days!
Always see a doctor if the wound is deep, bleeds heavily or shows signs of infection like reddening, swelling or warmth. Please note that, although these were compiled with great care, the tips and advice given on this website by no means substitute medical advice and treatment. If you have or suspect a health problem, consult a doctor and follow medical advice regardless of what you have learned on this website. Always read carefully and follow the instructions for use or the leaflets of our products. For further information about our products, please contact us via email at

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