5 Reasons Moist Wound Healing is Better

How to heal a wound quickly?

“Just let nature run its course and let your wound dry and heal in the open air.” 

While this line of reasoning is commonly heard, it couldn’t be more incorrect. 

Medical research has proven that creating a moist, covered environment for your wound ensures that it heals faster. It also prevents scarring and scabbing, so that the skin heals perfectly. That’s why Hansaplast Silverhealing Washproof Plaster is ideal with its breathable yet waterproof material that has silver molecules in the wound pad to ensure that the wound stays free of microbes. It really is superior and lets wounds heal up to 50% faster than if left uncovered and untreated. 

Here are a few reasons we recommend moist healing! 

Prevents Scabbing and Scarring

To let your wounds heal perfectly and leave behind as few marks as possible on your skin, moist healing is recommended. On the other hand, open healing results in the formation of scabs, which form over the wounded area and actually interrupt the healing process. Thus you may end up with scars from open healing while you can heal flawlessly with moist healing. 

This is because moist healing lets the tissues rebuild themselves without the formation of scabs and lets the skin heal evenly, closing the wound perfectly and quickly. 

Keeps Your Wound Supple and Flexible

The formation of scabs can cause reduced mobility because the wound can reopen, especially when it’s in an area like the knee or the elbow. 

Covering it and keeping it moist ensures that healing continues without restricting mobility, as moist wounds are more flexible. This ensures that there are no setbacks during the healing process and that the wound heals quickly. 

Ensures Healthy Living

No one likes to look at their skin and spot a reminder of an old injury. 

Moist healing helps avoid this situation by avoiding the formation of scars. By speeding up healing and reducing the occurrence of scabs, it ensures that scars have reduced chances of forming. 

Is Skin Friendly

The breathable, skin-friendly material we use for our plasters ensures that it is compatible with your skin. This means that your wounds stays comfortable during the healing process. 

Ease of Use

Your skin needs to regenerate new cells and tissues to heal the wound. And moist conditions encourage the growth of cells! So when your wound is kept moist under the Silverhealing Washproof Plaster, it heals twice as fast than it would if it were open and exposed. Cells grow faster and repair the wounded area more quickly! 


Please note: Applying a regular wet plaster does not have the same effect that moist healing does. Ideally, change your plaster daily, especially if it gets wet in the shower. Use Hansaplast Silverhealing Waterproof Plasters for healing that’s up to 50% faster*.

(*vs untreated open wounds)


Always see a doctor if the wound is deep, bleeds heavily or shows signs of infection like reddening, swelling or warmth. Please note that, although these were compiled with great care, the tips and advice given on this website by no means substitute medical advice and treatment. If you have or suspect a health problem, consult a doctor and follow medical advice regardless of what you have learned on this website. Always read carefully and follow the instructions for use or the leaflets of our products. For further information about our products, please contact us via email at customer.care@bdfindia.com.