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ALLEVYN Lite is being discontinued as part of the streamlining of the ALLEVYN range, making advanced wound care simpler and faster for clinicians and patients.


Building on the slim design and non-adherent benefits of ALLEVYN Lite, Smith & Nephew has two ideal products in the existing range to replace it:

  • ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite: a slim, light dressing ideal for sensitive or fragile skin,1,2 that easily conforms to even difficult areas1
  • ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive: a conformable dressing combining an absorbent hydrocellular pad3 with a non-adherent wound contact layer4,5 and breathable top film4,6

To maximise patient confidence, both ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite and ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive are also comfortable to wear,7,8 and minimise pain on removal.8-10

Read more about the benefits of ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite here, and Non-Adhesive here

ALLEVYN Range Update


1 J. Stephen-Haynes, "Clinical and financial outcomes with ALLEVYN Gentle Border Lite," Wounds UK, vol. 7, pp. 94-100, 2011.

2 J. E. Denyer, "Wound management for children with epidermolysis bullosa," Dermatol Clin, vol. 28, pp. 257-64, viii-ix, Apr 2010

3 P. A. Kurring, C. D. Roberts, and D. Quinlan, "Evaluation of a hydrocellular dressing in the management of exuding wounds in the community," Br J Nurs, vol. 3, pp. 1049-50, 1052-3, Nov 10-23 1994.

4 M. Callam, D. Harper, J. Dale, D. Brown, B. Gibson, R. Prescott, et al., "Lothian and Forth Valley Leg Ulcer Healing Trial Part 2: Knitted Viscose Dressing vs a Hydrocellular Dressing in the Treatment of Chronic Leg Ulceration," Phlebology, vol. 7, pp. 142-145, 1992.

5 L. Watret, "Managing diabetic heel lesions with ALLEVYN Heel Dressing," The Diabetic Foot, vol. 3, pp. 21-22, 2000.

6 D. Loiterman and P. Byers, "Effect of a hydrocellular polyurethane dressing on chronic venous ulcer healing," Wounds, vol. 3, pp. 178-181, 1991.

7 A. Foster, M. Greenhill, and M. E. Edmonds, "Comparing two dressings in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers," Journal of Woundcare, vol. 3, pp. 224-228, 1994

8 T. Hurd, L. Gregory, A. Jones, and S. Brown, "A multi-centre, in market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border," Wounds UK, vol. 5, pp. 32-44, 2009

9 S. Hartwell, "A prospective user evaluation on the effect of process changes to the manufacture of ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive wound dressings," Smith & Nephew Medical Ltd, Hull CE/022/ANA, 24 Nov 2006

10 K. Vowden, K. Harding, N. S. Moiemen, K. Drysdale, and C. Mistry, "An open, prospective randomised, multi-centre clinical evaluation of a hydrocellular silicone foam dressing* in the management of exuding chronic and acute wounds," presented at the EWMA, Brussels 2011