Microlyte® VET FAQ
What do I cover with Microlyte® VET after I apply it to a wound?
We recommend you use a non-adherent gauze or adhesive bandage (e.g., Band-Aid) to cover Microlyte® VET.
How often do need to change or replace Microlyte® VET?
Microlyte® VET never needs to be removed from the wound. We recommend applying a new piece of Microlyte® Matrix with each cover dressing change until the wound is healed.
How do I remove Microlyte® VET from the wound?
Because Microlyte® VET is fully bioresorbable, there is no need to actively remove the product from the wound bed prior to reapplication.
How long is Microlyte® VET effective?
Microlyte® VET provides bacteria-killing active antimicrobial silver in the wound bed for at least 3 days.
Can I cut Microlyte® VET?
Absolutely. Microlyte® VET can be trimmed to the wound size before placement in the wound. Irregularly-shaped wounds can be covered with trimmed pieces by "tiling" across the wound.
How does Microlyte® VET work?
Microlyte® VET is a thin polymeric film which absorbs moisture in the wound bed and contours intimately with the wound surface. Microlyte® VET uses antimicrobial silver ions to kill bacteria and yeast that hide in the hard to reach areas of the wound which promotes the healing process.
Is Microlyte® VET active against resistant microorganisms such as Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)?
Microlyte® VET has been demonstrated in vitro to be effective against a number of microorganisms including:
- K. pneumoniae
- S. aureus
- E. coli
- C. tropicalis
- C. albicans