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We are delighted to announce that, in the UK and Ireland, Hollister CeraPlus™ ostomy products* and Dansac NovaLife TRE™ products of ostomy skin barriers and accessories have received official dermatological accreditation from the Skin Health Alliance (SHA).
A person living with a stoma can face many challenges, and one of the greatest is maintaining the integrity and health of the skin around the stoma (peristomal skin). Compromised peristomal skin can cause leakages, irritation, and pain, leading to negative impacts on social life, an increase in healthcare visits and costs, and a significant decline in quality of life1. Using an ostomy product that is accredited by the SHA may offer an additional level of security and reassurance to a person living with a stoma.
Commenting on the accreditation, Gill Castle, birth trauma activist, swimmer and ostomate says: “As I am currently in training to be the first ostomate to swim the English Channel solo, I spend a lot of time in the water. Having a product that I believe in is vital to me. Knowing the stoma bag I am using has been accredited by an organisation like the Skin Health Alliance gives me even more confidence and trust in my choice of product. I am reassured that my peristomal skin will be in good health so I can concentrate on my nutrition, my training and most importantly being fun and active.”
In addition to the current rigorous safety testing our products go through, the SHA accreditation signifies that the Hollister CeraPlus ostomy products and Dansac NovaLife TRE products have been independently verified by a specialist panel. The specialist panel of dermatologists and skin scientists ensured the Hollister CeraPlus products and Dansac NovaLife TRE products meet a unique set of SHA safety and efficacy criteria, including ensuring the materials and final formulations align with regulatory standards2.
Incidences of peristomal skin complications have been reported as high as 75 percent3, but this does not mean that skin problems are a normal part of living with a stoma. The skin around a stoma should be the same as the rest of the person’s skin, and the goal for Hollister is to help people using ostomy products to maintain healthy peristomal skin from the start of their journey.
Featuring innovative active barrier technology, Hollister CeraPlus ostomy products and Dansac NovaLife TRE products may help prevent skin problems and keep skin healthy from the beginning. By choosing Hollister CeraPlus ostomy products or Dansac NovaLife TRE products, people using stoma pouches can have the confidence and pride of knowing their pouch helps protect their skin, empowering them to live their life to the fullest.
Hollister, with the accreditation from the SHA, are dedicated to improving the experience of each unique person, making life more rewarding for the people who use our products.
Commenting on the accreditation, Cale Street, Regional Vice President UK and Ireland, Hollister, said:
“We are incredibly proud to receive official dermatological accreditation from the Skin Health Alliance for our Hollister CeraPlus products and Dansac NovaLife TRE products of ostomy skin barriers and accessories. At Hollister we want ostomates to have trust in the products they are using and feel empowered. It is not enough for products to be safe; they must also allow ostomates to feel comfortable in their skin and live their life to the fullest. This independent accreditation underlines the importance of skin health to ostomy products and demonstrates our commitment to improving the lives of ostomates across the UK and Ireland.”
James Stalley from the Skin Health Alliance, said:
“We are pleased to welcome Hollister Incorporated to the group of brands who have achieved our accreditation, demonstrating their commitment to promoting healthy skin in their products. This accreditation has been awarded after our specialist panel independently reviewed the Hollister CeraPlus portfolio and Dansac NovaLife TRE portfolio to ensure their materials and formulations meet a unique set of SHA safety and efficacy criteria.”
Dansac and NovaLife TRE are trademarks of Dansac A/S
*CeraPlus Products contain the Remois Technology of Alcare Co., Ltd.
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