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Allevyn* Gentle Border

Product Information

The ALLEVYN Gentle Border range has been designed for people with particularly sensitive or fragile skin.1,2,3 These dressings have a soft silicone gel adhesive which minimises trauma to the wound at dressing change1,3,4, helping to avoid patient pain without compromising care.1,3

  • ALLEVYN triple-action technology maintains the optimal balance in fluid for moist wound healing. 5
  • Conformable dressing – providing comfort for the patient.1,3
  • Minimises trauma and pain during dressing change.1,3
  • Easy to apply and remove1,3,6 – the dressing can be repositioned easily without losing its adherent properties.1
  • Showerproof dressing allowing patients to shower with the dressing in place.7
  • Available in a range of shapes and sizes – squares, rectangles and a range of shapes for dressing awkward areas.7


We have collaborated with clinicians and patients to develop a unique range of ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings designed especially for the contours of the human body.

ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings are indicated for use on:

  • Shallow, granulating wounds
  • Chronic and acute exudative wounds
  • Full and partial thickness wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers
  • Infected wounds
  • Malignant wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • First and second degree burns
  • Donor sites
  • Oncological wounds
  • Epidermolysis bullosa wounds


The ALLEVYN Gentle Border Range

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Square Dressing

ALLEVYN Gentle Border


ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite


ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum

Allevyn Gentle Border Heel

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel


Allevyn Gentle Border Size and Ordering Information



Pieces per carton



7.5 x 7.5cm




10 x 10cm




12.5 x 12.5cm




17.5 x 17.5cm




10cm x 20cm 




Multisite 17.1cm x 17.9cm




Sacrum 16.8cm x 17.1cm




Sacrum 21.6cm x 23cm




Heel 23cm x 23.2cm





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Like all ALLEVYN dressings, ALLEVYN Gentle Border has at its heart a unique triple layer technology that effectively manages exudate helping to ensure that the wound is kept at optimum moisture levels to support moist wound healing.5

The dressing consists of a highly absorbent8 hydrocellular foam pad held between a perforated wound contact layer which is coated with a soft silicone gel adhesive and a highly permeable outer top film.9,10,11

ALLEVYN Gentle Border achieves its benefits of easy application and removal1,3,6 and the ability to repositioning through an adhesive technology based on a soft silicone gel.

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On application the silicone gel adhesive on ALLEVYN Gentle Border flow into the crevices of the skin allowing more points of contact to stay in place.

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On removal, the gel silicone adhesive stretch and flow out of the crevices of the skin, minimising the risk of trauma to the wound and pain to the patient.




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ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings, with their silicone gel adhesive, are designed to minimise trauma to the wound and pain to the patient at dressing changes.1,3

In a volunteer evaluation pain on dressing removal was recorded at day 1 and day 3.1

Pain on Removal of ALLEVYN Gentle Border and Competitor Dressing, 1 and 3 days Wear

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Graph

  ALLEVYN Gentle Border   Mepilex TM Border


In a volunteer evaluation more ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressings were still in place after 1,3 and 7 days compared to Mepilex Border1

Percentage of Dressings in Place of ALLEVYN Gentle Border and Competitor Dressings after 1,3 and 7 Days Wear

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Graph

  ALLEVYN Gentle Border   Mepilex Border


Here is a summary of the key pieces of evidence for ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Click through to view further detail.

Variant Author Title
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Fiona Russell The use of ALLEVYN Gentle Border on a delicate forearm flap. (PDF - 612kb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Theresa Hurd, Luisa Gregory, Annie Jones, Sarah Brown
A Multicentre in market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Wounds UK. September 2009
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Dr. Roland Becker, Prof. Dr. Heinz Janßen An open, prospective clinical in market evaluation of a modern silicone foam dressing. EWMA 2011 (PDF - 108kb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Kath Vowden, Keith Harding, Naiem Moiemen, Kate Drysdale, Chetan Mistry An open, prospective randomised, multi-centre clinical evaluation of a hydrocellular silicone foam dressing in the management of exuding chronic and acute wounds. EWMA 2011 (PDF - 2mb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel Paula Guerra Herrero, Enfermera. CS Garcia Lorca, (Burgos), Mª Jose Cabrejas Mayordomo, Enfermera, CS Salas de los Infantes (Burgos)
Pilar Antolin de las Heras, Enfermera. CS Comuneros, (Burgos)
Caring for perilesional skin. Use of a hydrocellular dressing with silicone adhesive and anatomically shaped for the heel (PDF - 426kb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Michelle Greenwood Achieving effective outcomes using a soft-silicone shaped foam dressing in clinical practice. Wounds UK 2010
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel Ricard Barberà i Guillem, Fernando Gómez Sendra, Ignacio Bermejo Bosch, Luis Garcés Pérez, Isabel Negre
Behaviour under pressure of a hydrocellular polyurethane dressing range on the foot-sole and heel. EWMA 2010 (PDF - 2mb)
ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel Sylvie Hampton An evaluation of a silicone adhesive shaped heel dressing. British Journal of Nursing 2010


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Instructions for Use

ALLEVYN Gentle Border

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Sacrum

ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel


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