Winter officially began on Tuesday 21st December with the Winter Solstice but this week has seen the first widespread frosts of winter, with Thursday night temperatures dropping to -8ºC1. More and more people are turning up their central heating and stoking up wood-burning stoves and log fires to compensate.
A tragic consequence of this is that the potential for burns increases correspondingly in the winter months, with children most at risk. Each year, thousands of people are admitted to hospitals with burns sustained in the home or workplace during the winter months. In many cases, the burns can leave behind lasting scars.
Jobskin® has developed a wide range of products designed to help with scar management where the scar has been sustained due to a burn. The collection includes:
Compression Garments: Jobskin® Classic and Jobskin® Premium Collections
The Classic™ range comprises several made-to-measure compression garments, which have been designed, developed, and manufactured in the UK. Each garment is made from open-weave Lycra® material, designed to deliver constant, calculated pressure while allowing the skin to breathe and stay at a cool, comfortable temperature. The garments combine excellent finishing with unmatched cost-effectiveness.
The pressure garments that make up our Premium™ collection are regarded as the gold standard and offer a superlative anatomical fit. Premium™ pressure therapy garments are designed to deliver optimum results in terms of both aesthetic and functional patient outcomes.
Both Classic™ and Premium™ garments can be personalised from a wide selection of options to improve patient comfort and compliance.
A significant proportion of burns are sustained on the hands. As a crucial piece of kit at any hand therapy clinical practice, Silon-LTS® can be easily and rapidly formed into a variety of splints. This serves the dual purpose of providing both silicone therapy and extension. Indicated for managing keloid and hypertrophic scars and especially useful when contracture of the scar is expected, Silon-LTS® is a unique, one-step solution that combines the therapeutic Silon® surface with low-temperature thermoplastic splinting.
A reliable way to combine pressure therapy with silicone gel therapy, Silon-TEX® II is an innovative textile incorporating a durable silicone layer on one side. This textile can be custom-formed to exact specification before being directly sewn into any of our made-to-measure Classic™ or Premium™ pressure garments. Perfect for a variety of applications where combination therapy is indicated the textile is especially strong and durable thanks to the internal reinforcing mechanism developed using Silon® IPN (Interpenetrating Polymer Network) technology.
Find out more details about these and other Jobskin® scar management products on our website. Do not hesitate to contact our dedicated clinical team for further information and advice.
1. Temperatures recorded by the Met Office on Thursday 6th January 2022.Image Credit: D. Ellner (2010). Available at: Flickr.com