Amy, our resident Nexcare™ Product expert, has been answering the most Fearlessly Asked Questions put forward by Nexcare™ users.

Product Development Specialist

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    Why should I choose Nexcare™?

    At Nexcare™, we don’t just design brilliant plasters and dressings just for the sake of it. We use science to find better ways to heal injuries and make people feel happy again. That's why we take leading hospital products and make them directly available to you.

  • Aren’t wounds supposed to stay dry in order to heal?

    Nope. If your wound dries, it heals more slowly, especially if a scab forms. Our waterproof dressings and plasters take the place of a scab and promote a healthy healing environment, while still letting air in.

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    What’s with the shape of the plaster?

    The diamond shape is for a complete, 360-degree seal around the pad’s entire surface. This creates a stronger seal and allows for better protection from dirt, germs and everything else.

  • How can I help my plaster to stick better?

    It's simple. Make sure the area is clean and free of lotions or ointments. Our Nexcare™ plasters with a 360-degree seal will stick easily.

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    If it’s waterproof, how is it breathable?

    Good question! Our waterproof plasters are made with a unique waterproof membrane. This membrane has microscopic air holes which are too small for water molecules to pass through, but allow healing oxygen in.

  • How do I remove a plaster as painlessly as possible?

    Our waterproof plasters are actually designed for easy removal. Just grab an edge and stretch away from the wound, parallel to the skin. This releases the adhesive and it comes right off with no grimacing or screaming. You should also try our Sensitive Skin plasters, which're designed for a secure hold but pain-free removal.

  • Why do the waterproof plasters have white frames around them?

    The paper frame around our waterproof plasters helps you apply the plaster without it wrinkling. The ultra-thin film conforms to your body and doesn’t get in the way of your day-to-day activities. The frame keeps the plaster from folding over itself, ensuring that you get an excellent waterproof seal to the skin.

  • Amy Krohn

    Who's our expert?

    Amy is one of our resident rockstar experts, her job being to develop and test innovative products for you. By listening and responding to your questions and concerns, she's able to go back to her lab and work with her team of scientists to invent better ways to heal. She’s also really brainy.

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