Hydrogel dressings, available through Independence Australia, help regulate fluid exchange from the wound surface. By providing moisture to the wound, hydrogel dressings create a moist healing environment. This promotes granulation, epithelialisation and autolytic debridement. The high water content of hydrogel dressings cools the wound, producing pain relief that can last up to 6 hours. Dressing-change discomfort is also reduced because hydrogels don’t adhere to the wound surface. Suitable for epithelial tissue, superficial burns, and other painful conditions such as arterial leg ulcers and shingles. Hydrogel dressings are available in adhesive and non-adhesive forms. View all the brands online today.