Hydrogel dressings are water based treatments designed to provide a moist environment to accelerate the healing process. The dressings cool and soothe the wound area, at the same time, restoring moisture to the wound. Unlike traditional dressings, hydrogel dressings do not adhere to the wound, reducing the trauma to the skin when it is removed. When applied to a wound, the hydrogel creates a barrier around the wound to protect against bacteria and excessive fluid loss. The successful results from this innovative treatment have made it the ideal dressing for treating wounds such as burns, sores and pressure ulcers for over 20 years.