Antimicrobial dressings are dressings with an antiseptic agent incorporated. The benefits of these dressings are less risk of resistance along with easy application and cost effectiveness. These dressings are applied topically to the wound where they exert a broad spectrum of non-selective antibacterial action. Unlike antibiotics, antimicrobial dressings have relatively low levels of bacterial resistance and fewer dressing changes are required over the course of treatment. Brands like Acticoat, Silverlon, Kendall, Arglaes, Elta, Algicell Ag, Altrazeal, Procellera and Xcell are popular and their dressings are safe and reliable.