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Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) is an important aspect of skin health. Normal skin trauma from repeated use of an ostomy barrier is measured to have increased TEWL, even when skin doesn't appear compromised.
When an ostomy barrier is removed, cells from the outermost layer of skin are also removed along with it. This damage to the skin allows increased moisture from inside the body to pass through into the environment. Escaping moisture is called transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and can be assessed in a lab with a tool that measures evaporation. A lower TEWL value indicates better skin integrity.1-6
TEWL was 41% lower with the CeraPlus skin barrier than SenSura Mio skin barrier.1
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CeraPlus skin barrier is significantly less disruptive to the skin compared to SenSura Mio skin barrier.1
CeraPlus™ skin barrier provided better protection against the damaging effects of repeated adhesive removal than SenSura Mio.1
Ceramide-infused formulation helps protect against damage, dryness, and itching.
The CeraPlus™ skin barrier comes in a range of fit options including one-piece, two-piece, flat, firm convex, soft convex, tape border, and tapeless.
*Remois is a technology of Alcare, Co., Ltd.
**SenSura Mio is a trademark of Coloplast AJS and its affiliates.
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