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Hydrogel Dressings are transparent, usually gel-based dressing for wounds and have exceptional wound-healing properties. Hydrogel products play an important role in wound care. The benefit of using hydrogel for wounds lies in its high water content, which promotes healing by creating a moist environment around the wound. These dressings are made from water-based gels that contain a high percentage of water and can hold moisture against the skin, which is important for fast recovery and regulates fluid exchange from the wound surface. At HPFY, we offer high-quality hydrogel wound dressings made by the best brands in the business, like Medline Industries, MPM Medical, Southwest Technologies, Dumex/Derma Sciences, and many more.

How does Hydrogel work?

The high water content of the hydrogel dressing keeps the wound area moist and offers protection from bacterial infection. Therefore, this dressing type promotes healing because moisture is important for wound recovery. The presence of moisture on the wound helps in autolytic debridement – that is, the removal of necrotic tissues from the wound surface. It also assists in wound granulation, epithelialization, and epidermis repair, plus offers trauma-free dressing change. Because of its cooling sensation, hydrogel gives relief from pain lasting up to six hours.

What are the Advantages of using Hydrogel Dressing?

Different Forms of Hydrogel for Wounds

It comes in three different forms, namely:
  • Amorphous Hydrogel: It is a free-flowing wound gel packaged in tubes. Because of its excellent viscosity, this dressing helps fill in deeper wounds that are difficult to treat. A secondary dressing is needed to secure it.
  • Impregnated Hydrogel: It is available as gel saturated onto gauze pads, gauze strips, and non-woven sponge ropes. Hydrogel-impregnated gauze dressings and others can be used to pack in uneven wound surfaces. They need a secondary dressing to provide a protective covering.
  • Sheet Hydrogel: In this, the gel is saturated inside a fiber mesh, which is thin and flat. It is available as non-adhesive but with/without an adhesive border. Hydrogel sheet dressings conform easily to the wound area.

What is Hydrogel Wound Dressing used for?

Hydrogel wound dressings are beneficial on wounds that are dry and painful. If the wound is necrotic, this dressing eliminates the need for too much cleaning up during dressing change and is impermeable to bacteria and other infections. Hydrogel bandages do not adhere to the wound, thus allowing for pain-free removal.


These dressings are beneficial on wounds that are dry and painful. If the wound is necrotic, these dressings eliminate the need for too much cleaning up during dressing change. These bandages do not adhere to the wound, thus allowing for pain-free removal.

Hydrogel products work on several types of wounds, such as:


Hydrogel for wounds should be avoided if the wound exudate is high and the wound surface is too moist. Therefore, these dressings should not be used on moderate-to-heavily exuding wounds.

What are the Different Types of Hydrogel Dressings?

Hydrogel products are available in adhesive and non-adhesive dressing types, plus waterproof. You can select from absorbent hydrogel dressings, wound fillers, non-adherent wound dressings, antimicrobial bandages, hydrogel gauze dressings, adherent hydrogel dressings, silver dressings, and more.

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Hydrogel dressings provide hydration to the wound surface and help heal damaged skin layers, veins and tissues. These dressings offer a moist healing environment by regulating the exchange of fluid on the wound surface. Apart from several other compounds, hydrogel is made up of 90 percent of water which is suspended within a gel base. Certain hydrogels act as cooling agents and keeps down pain from the surrounding skin and wound healing surface for at least six hours. The gel within the hydrogel dressings helps fill in and pack wounds.

Hydrogel dressings are used to treat several types of wound including:

  • Dry or dehydrated wounds
  • Partial or full thickness lesions
  • Minor burns
  • Wounds with granulated tissue development
  • Radiation skin damage
  • Abrasions or severe scrapes
  • Painful wounds

Hydrogel dressings comprise 90 percent water in a gel base. The moist environment prevents bacterial infection of wounds thus encouraging efficient healing. The moisture assists in granulation, epidermis repair as well as removal of excess dead tissues.

Amorphous hydrogel dressings are water formulations, polymers and other ingredients with no shape. They provide moisture to dry wounds. The higher the moisture content the better the rehydration of wound tissue.