NPWT can be painful – Avance® less painful NPWT

Avance with Safetac - minimising pain and stress to maximise healing

Avance NPWT system with Safetac® is designed to minimise unnecessary pain and stress3.

Avance® is a negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system that is specifically designed to be more convenient for health care professionals and patients. The system covers all wound types, whether in hospital or at home, which means an easier transition for patients. Reduced training needs for nurses also means cost and time savings.

Fixation dressings with Safetac® are easy to work with and apply or reapply as needed. This helps minimise unnecessary contact with the patient’s sensitive wound site, and can help minimise their anxiety.

Mepiseal , an easy-to-use, soft, liquid silicone sealant, maintains an effective seal, essential for the delivery of NPWT. Adhering effectively, Mepiseal prevents exudate from spreading, yet is removed with no skin stripping or pain1.

NPWT can be painful

Wound care is a complex and changing field. Any additional diagnoses, the origin and location of the wound are all factors that make each healing situation unique....

Avance® – less pain

Pain and stress delays wound healing. Thanks to dressings with Safetac, Avance is a NPWT system that helps prevent unnecessary pain and skin trauma....

Avance® – increased patient comfort

The Avance dressing kits, containing Mepitel with Safetac, make it possible to prevent unnecessary pain during Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT). Mepiseal®, an easy-to-use, soft,...

Avance® – more convenient

The possibility to change canister size, and the assortment of dressing kits with foam or gauze, gives the Avance NPWT system the flexibility to treat all wound types. It can be used in the hospital...

Avance® – service and support

In order to make NPWT available to health care professionals and patients whenever needed, Mölnlycke Health Care offers initial training, on-going advice and support. All users also have access to a...

Avance Solo

Avance Solo

A small and lightweight pump that maximises patient freedom and mobility. It also combines perfectly with dressings with Safetac to minimise unnecessary pain and skin trauma.

Avance® NPWT system

Avance® NPWT system

The Avance® NPWT system is designed to be more convenient for health care professionals and patients. It offers more comfort and prevents unnecessary pain. The Avance pump is lightweight and comes with a discreet carrying case and a unique docking station...

Avance Film with Safetac

Avance Film with Safetac

As part of the Avance NPWT system, this gentle adhesive film ensures minimised pain and offers time-saving benefits.



Achieving and maintaining a seal is essential for any negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) treatment. Mepiseal® is part of Mölnlycke Health Care's Avance® system and allows you to secure any wound with confidence – forming a seal that prevents exudate...


  1. Soon K et al. Pain-induced stress: a barrier to wound healing. Wounds UK, 2006
  2. Brindle T et al. Use of a novel injectable silicone dressing to improve outcomes with NPWT for complex wounds: a VCU experience.  Poster presented at SAWC. FL USA April 2010.
  3. Dykes, P.J., Heggie, R., Hill, S.A. (2001) effects of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of skin. Journal of Wound Care 10(2): 7-10.
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