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Keeping your peristomal (around the stoma) skin healthy is important for your health and comfort; however, this skin can become irritated and infected if pouches leak, allowing urine or stool to come into contact with the skin.

A well-fitting skin barrier is your best defense against skin complications. Skin barriers provide the necessary wall between your skin and stoma output, allowing you to remain secure, comfortable and irritation-free.1

To ensure the best fit between your skin barrier and stoma, make sure you monitor changes in your stoma's size and shape. As your stoma changes, you may need to adjust the size of your skin barrier and pouching system, or switch to a new system or skin barrier. Your ostomy nurse can help you set up a measuring routine and also assist with any necessary size or system changes.

Traditional Two-Piece and Adhesive Coupling Technology™ Two-Piece Skin Barrier Options

Stomahesive® Skin Barriers for standard are designed to:

  • Offer Reliable peristomal skin protection.
  • Adhere to dry and wet skin.
  • Be comfortable on the skin during wear and gentle to skin upon removable.

Suggested for people with a colostomy, whose stool is solid.

 Durahesive® Skin Barriers for extended wear are are designed to:

  • Be highly durable and resistant to liquid output.
  • Designed to "turtleneck," to help prevent leaks and help to provide added skin protection.
  • Be flexible.

Suggested for people with a urostomy or an ileostomy, whose stoma output is liquid to semi-liquid and/or high output. Also suggested for people with a colostomy when stoma output is a liquid consistency.

One-Piece Adhesive Options


ConvaTec one-piece systems feature modified versions of our Stomahesive® and Durahesive® technologies that are:

  • Thinner and more flexible than the skin barrier in a two-piece system.
  • Designed for more frequent pouching system changes, with less risk of harming the peristomal skin upon removal.
Traditional Two-Piece and Act Two-Piece Systems

Technology

Barrier  type

Stoma  opening  type

Other options/features

Available on

Stomahesive® technology for standard wear.

Flat

Pre-cut
Cut-to-fit
Moldable

With or without flexible fabric collar

SUR-FIT Natura® two-piece system

Esteem synergy® two-piece system with Adhesive Coupling Technology™

Durahesive® technology for extended wear

Flata
Convex

Pre-cut
Cut-to-fit
Moldable

With or without flexible fabric collar

SUR-FIT Natura® two-piece system

Esteem synergy® two-piece system with Adhesive Coupling Technology™

aAvailable only on SUR-FIT Natura® systems

 

One-Piece Systems

Technology

Barrier  type

Stoma  opening  type

Other options/features

Available on

Stomahesive® technology and modified Stomahesive® technology

Flat

Pre-cut

Cut-to-fit

With and without flexible fabric collar

Available in drainable, closed and urostomy

ActiveLife® one-piece ostomy system

Esteem® one-piece ostomy system

Durahesive® technology and modified Durahesive® technology

Flata

Convex

Pre-cut

Cut-to-fit

With and without flexible fabric collar

 

ActiveLife® one-piece ostomy system