The term “Flexwear” is how Hollister indicates that the product is a standard wear skin barrier, as opposed to an extended wear skin barrier. The barrier protects skin from corrosive drainage.
This type of skin barrier is a floating flange, which eliminates pressure on tender post-operative abdomens, though many find it comfortable after the post-surgery stage depending on the placement and whether their stoma is convex or concave.
This Cut-to-Fit system provides the utmost security with by with its patented locking system. A tape boarder is used to keep the flange on the skin.
A review of this product by an ostomate states that this product is “Easy to fit, durable, good product,” but recommends that an adhesive remover be used when it’s time to take the product off of the skin.
The convexity is ideal for tender, post-operative abdomens because it eliminates pressure on the area. Part of how it’s able to do this is the “floating flange,” which this item shares with the Hollister New Image 2pc Flextend Skin Barrier CTF. There are three sizes available: the 1 ¾ inch flange has a maximum barrier opening of 1 inch, the 2 ¼ inch flange has an opening of 1 ½ inch and the 2 ¾ inch flange has an opening of 2 inches. And once the wearer finds the perfect fit, the barrier protects the skin over extended wearing time from irritating discharge.
Before we finish up, let’s take a look at the reviews for this barrier:
“I have tried several brands of ostomy bags, and Hollister New Image Flextend is the only one that lasts more days. I have to change mine every 4 days. My output is liquid consistency due to my recent surgery and liquid diet. I have to use strip paste in addition to prevent leakages. Easy to use.”
“This product made my post-operation experience as easy as it could be, considering the worries I had about having a colostomy.”
This item is similar to paste in that is can be used to fill in uneven skin around your stoma. This is ideal when trying to create a flat surface to apply your skin barriers. There are two sizes, two inches (the 7805) and four inches (the 7806) in outer diameter. While we sell both items, Hollister has found that most people prefer the two inch size, as it is so moldable it can stretch to fit most stomas, even ones that are not round.
To use the barrier ring, first, take it out of its plastic container. Then, remove the release liners from both sides of the item. Keeping in mind that there is no “top” or “bottom,” of the ring, go ahead and stretch it a bit, until you get the fit and size you’re looking for. At this point, you can either apply it to your skin (it’s just tacky enough to stay on your skin before applying your skin barrier) or apply it directly to the skin barrier, on the adhesive side. You can also use two rings, stacked, if that helps you to get a better fit. To remove, just gently peel the item off your skin .
Now let’s take a look at some of the reviews that have been written about the 7805: “Shapes to fit perfectly around the opening I have to cut,” is great to hear. And this review gives a great tip! “I cut these in half and use them to fill in around my stoma where it is sunken in. I have used other tapes but these are perfect and flexible to fit right where I need them to!”
This item is a flange and skin barrier, and its purpose is to both protect the skin from the stoma output and connect the ostomy pouch to the skin. We call this item a “two-piece” item because the second piece is the ostomy pouch. So when you order item number 14603, you actually be receiving one item that you would apply to your skin and to which you then attach the pouch.
This “floating flange” has a patented locking system that audibly clicks into place. Knowing your pouch and your flange are firmly connected will give you the feeling of security. And the skin barrier protects your skin from irritating discharge. If using the correct size of skin barrier, you’ll find that your skin will be healthier and that you can extend the wear time of your system.
Let’s go back to that “floating flange.” This type of flange eliminates pressure on tender, post-operative abdomens, so it’s perfect for the weeks after surgery. But some ostomates find it so comfortable that it becomes their flange of choice! Also important to keep in mind: this item comes with a tape boarder, and is cut-to-fit.
Lastly, let’s look at the reviews that this product has receiving on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com. Customers have stated, “I love these flanges – this inside portion is protected by what appears to be plastic covering over the barrier. The ease of use and the outer sticky tape helps hold the flange and barrier are in place. Rarely does it become un-sticky even in the shower. I would recommend them and I’ve tried many types.” And, “This holds good and is fairly long lasting–non irritating.”
Coloplast Brava Protective Sheets on sale at TotalHomeCareSupplies.com
The Brava Protective Sheet is a hydrocolloid skin barrier that protects peristomal skin and provides a ready surface for your ostomy appliance. Made of a soft, moldable material, this flexible skin barrier conforms to body contours and movements without leaking. With 3-way stretch technology, Coloplast Brava skin barriers provide total skin protection around stomas, draining wounds, and other areas subject to skin irritation or breakdown.
Coloplast Brava Protective Sheets are easy to apply around the stoma, and are latex-free. These skin barriers may be used to protect both calm and irritated skin from stoma output.
Brava Skin Barrier Features:
Soft, moldable material
Extremely flexible to follow body contours
Balanced adhesive holds firmly but is easily removed
Ideal for use around stomas, draining wounds or any area subject to skin irritation
This Hollister product skin barrier has built-in convexity which means added security and skin protection for recessed, retracted and flush stomas. It Eliminates pressure on tender post operative abdomens with the exclusive Floating Flange. Avaliable at Total home care supplies.
FlexWear skin barrier provides skin protection for an extended wear time. It fits comfortably, sturdy and reliable which we know is very important to our customers with ostomy care needs.
It is tape bonded and cut to fit for your convenience
The shape of the Hollister Adapt Barrier Ring can be changed to fit the shape of the stoma. Allowing it to fill in depressions and evens out skin contours under a skin barrier. Using other tapes can be a hassle but these are perfect and flexible to fit right where you need them to!