Hydrocellular dressings are absorbent, semi-permeable and bacteria/waterproof dressings. They are ideal for the treatment of low-to-moderately exuding wounds. They are used to facilitate debridement to epithelisalisation. The gel adhesive dressing from Smith&Nephew has advanced triple-layered construction and allows less painful dressing changes. The Allevyn adhesive dressing from the same maker has a profiled cross-section, narrowing to micro-thin edges which ensure that the dressing remains in place. Hydrocellular dressings are soft and with a cushioning effect for utmost patient comfort.