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!”