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.
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!


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

Moist wound healing allows skin to renew
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Under moist wound healing conditions, the formation of a crusty scab is prevented. This is because moist wound healing promotes growth and migration of new cells and ensures that essential proteins for closing your wound stay where they belong in order to do their repair job.
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.
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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.
Hansaplast Fast Healing Plaster will speed up healing and prevents scabs from forming.
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Who wants a scar to remind them years after the injury where their wound was?
Moist wound treatment is the best way to ensure healing, and to reduce the risk of scabs and ultimately scarring. Any Moist Wound Healing Plaster (i.e. Hansaplast Fast HealingHansaplast Invisible or Plaster with Healing Cream) will deliver improved cosmetic results.
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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) and advanced technologies such as hydrocolloid technology.
All of them are ideal for sensitive skin.
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The Hansaplast range has a wide range of technologically advanced
woundhealing products to choose from:

Do not confuse moist wound healing with a “moist plaster”!
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 provide ideal moist wound healing conditions for beautiful healing of your skin, are waterproof and can stay on for several days.

Comparing dry and moist wound healing *

Moist wound treatment is known to prevent formation of a scab, allowing epithelial cells to spread horizontally outwards through the thin layer of wound exudate to rapidly close the wound.   

  Dry wound healing Moist wound healing 

After 14 days

Standart Dressing Hansaplast Fast Healing 

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

  1. Fast Healing: Want to speed up healing by up to 50%? Try Hansaplast Fast Healing Plasters. Its advanced technology allows the wound to speed up the natural healing process. Using Fast Healing plasters will help you prevent eventual scarring of your healed wound by restoring the natural moisture of the skin. They are also waterproof, extremely comfortable to have on (polyurethane plaster) and can stay on for several days.

  2. Plaster with Healing Cream: The wound pad of this plaster also creates moist wound healing conditions, but uses a different technology: its cushioning pad contains healing cream, which provides moist wound healing conditions in order to support the healing process.
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Always see your doctor if the wound is deep, bleeding or shows signs of infection like reddening, swelling or warmth. 
Also make sure to seek medical help if you are not able to clean the wound properly.
In case you have diabetes a proper wound care is of special importance. Always discuss any concerns you may have with your doctor and/or podiatrist, even for the care of minor wounds and skin cracks – especially on your feet.
Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice. Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products‘ packages. Important: consult a health professional in case of any uncertainity of treating your wound properly.
The information provided through this website should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care or advice. If you have or suspect a health problem, you should consult your doctor. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it, because of something you have read on this website.

For further information regarding Hansaplast products, please contact us via email on phc@beiersdorf.com. Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products‘ packages.

Please note that, although they 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, please contact us via email at Hansaplast@Beiersdorf.com