What is hydrocolloid?

Hydrocolloid is a modern material that feels like a flexible extra skin. Hydrocolloid plasters absorb moisture from the skin and create a supporting cushion that relieves pressure and protects against friction. The material only allows a certain amount of moisture to pass through and helps create a moist environment round the wound that stimulates the healing process. This helps the wound heal without forming a scab reducing the risk of scarring.