Do regular bag changes leave your skin constantly red and sore?
Do other skin barriers sting when you apply them or cause further irritation?
Do regular bag changes leave your skin constantly red and sore?
Sound familiar? That’s why we’ve brought out the world’s first skin barrier that has a unique patented silicone formula.
Trio Elisse® Sting Free Skin Barrier is a hypoallergenic silicone formula that builds a protective barrier between your ostomy wafer or base plate and your skin. It protects the skin from the strain caused by regular removal of your ostomy appliance. If stoma output comes into direct contact with skin that’s already sore and damaged, it can cause further irritation, so Elisse also protects the skin from corrosive body waste.
We weren’t happy with just protecting the skin, we went one step further to ensure our skin barrier formula actively soothes the skin too, helping to stop skin soreness and itchiness over time. Its quick drying time means you can build up layers if you need to, but it won’t leave sticky residue that you have to scrub clean during bag changes.
Trio Elisse® is also available in a wipe. Following the removal of the ostomy bag and cleansing of the surrounding area, use Trio Elisse® wipes to prepare the skin around your stoma, leaving it soothed and protected and ready for the application of new stoma care products.
Product name and size
Elisse spray – 50ml spray can
Elisse wipes – pack of 30 wipes
Elisse review - Grace
I just wanted to say how grateful I am for the Trio Elisse Barrier Film. It’s easily the best of these type of products that I’ve tried. It’s soothing and protective, and also makes my bag stick better to the skin. It’s really changed my life for the better, and the lady who encouraged me to try it was very kind.
the benefits of Trio Elisse
- Prevention of skin damage by stopping body waste coming into contact with healthy or damaged skin
- Protecting skin from the strain of regular removals by building a barrier between skin and ostomy appliance
- Allows skin to breathe naturally during wear leading to better skin health
- Soothes irritated skin – our unique silicone formula calms red and itchy peristomal skin
- Up to 100 hours of protection
- No nasty chemicals
- Sting-free application
- Gentle, directional spray action that sprays only where you want it without wastage
Available as a 50ml can or a box of 30 wipes.
What’s the difference between Trio Elisse® Skin Barrier and other skin barriers? Why is Elisse patented?
Trio Elisse is different from other skin barriers as it’s specifically made from a hypoallergenic, silicone formula. Although other skin barriers may use silicone in their formula, Elisse is the only one purely made from silicone. Trio was awarded a patent for Elisse in 2019 as research proved that Elisse’ formula actively soothes sore and reddened skin when it’s applied, helping to stop itchiness and improve skin health over time.
What’s the difference between hydrocolloid and silicone?
Hydrocolloid is an absorbent material used in many ostomy products, it’s designed to absorb moisture and the more it absorbs the better it sticks. When used in ostomy, output and sweat can be absorbed by the hydrocolloid products and held against the skin, causing irritation and sore skin as well as causing the hydrocolloid to break down and lose integrity. Silicone maintains a good adhesion with skin but does not absorb waste making it kinder on skin and more hygienic. It’s hypoallergenic, so less likely to cause irritation, and the silicone in Trio products is also responsive, fitting and moving with your stoma and body to improve the fit.
How do I get Trio® products on prescription?
You can speak directly to your delivery service and ask them to switch your product, however some prefer for you to speak to a healthcare professional before changing products. In this case, speak to your stoma care nurse or GP to get your prescription updated.
How will Trio® silicone seals adhere to the skin if they are not absorbent?
Absorbency is a requirement of hydrocolloid to enable it to achieve adhesion, however silicone products are designed to adhere to the skin without the need to absorb liquid or body waste. This results in instant adhesion and keeps corrosive output and body fluids away from the skin providing a cleaner, more hygienic solution.
Can I shower whilst wearing Trio® products?
Yes. Trio® silicone products are non-absorbent and adhere well to the skin allowing the user to shower without fear of the water affecting adhesion.
Can I use Trio® silicone products on wet skin?
Most ostomy products will struggle to adhere to very wet skin. If your skin is very sore and wet, you should seek medical attention and take advice from your healthcare professional. However, if your skin is mild to moderately wet, you should prepare your skin as normal prior to any appliance or bag change, then apply the Trio product as normal. This includes washing and drying the skin and applying powder if necessary.
How long can I leave the Trio® silicone products on for?
Trio® silicone products are designed to remain on the skin, delivering their full benefits, until you are ready to change your appliance/bag. Trio’s custom formulated silicones do not break down in the presence of body fluids and are designed to remain on the skin for prolonged periods of time.
What happens if I appear to get skin irritation after I use Trio® silicone products?
It is important to note that silicone is chemically inert and unlikely to cause skin irritation. Silicone is used widely in all areas of healthcare for this exact reason. However, if you feel that irritation has occurred, remove the product in question from your skin and clean the skin thoroughly with clean, warm water only. If the irritation persists, then discontinue use and seek advice from either the Trio Customer Service helpline or your Stoma Care nurse. You may wish to patch test the product before use, by placing it on another area of the body to see if skin irritation occurs away from the stoma site.
How does the price compare to my current product - does it cost more?
Trio® silicone products have been priced in line with traditional hydrocolloid products to enable our advanced technologies to be delivered at an affordable price for ostomates and healthcare providers around the world. For individual product pricing, you can speak to our Customer Service team or your local distributor.
Do Trio® products contain alcohol or latex?
No. None of the Trio® silicone product range contains any alcohol or latex.
Can I get Trio® products from my normal supplier?
Yes, all Trio® silicone products are available from delivery companies and pharmacies in the UK and some EU countries. For more details, contact your normal supplier or email our customer services team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are these products available on UK NHS prescription?
Yes, all Trio® silicone products are available on prescription from your GP. Provide your GP with the relevant product code (found on the product page) to make it easier to find. For accuracy, we can also send you a prescription card with the product(s) you use selected for you to give to your GP. You then obtain the product through your usual provider (delivery company or pharmacy). For International customers, please contact your nearest stockist for local information.