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Experience the power of complete protection.

Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis has met its match.

A clear improvement on traditional treatment options, 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant is designed to deliver Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD) protection and prevention — even in the presence of continued incontinence. Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant creates a highly durable, ultra-thin, transparent barrier that lasts up to seven days and doesn’t require removal, protecting patient skin like never before.

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Revolutionising the science of skin protection.

What makes it so revolutionary?

  • Ultra-thin, transparent barrier copy on a purple gradient.

    Creates a protective environment that supports healing and helps pain associated with IAD.1

  • Lasts up to 7 days copy on a purple gradient.

    It offers protection that flexes and stretches to significantly reduce frequency of reapplication.2

  • No removal required copy on a purple gradient.

    Attaches to wet, weepy damaged skin surfaces (i.e. superficial partial thickness skin loss).1

  • Even attaches to wet, weepy damaged skin copy on a purple gradient.

    Allows easy, gentle cleansing with no removal required.

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Meet the Scientist Driven to End IAD

Robert Asmus is driven to create products that solve real-world issues. As lead scientist for 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant, he developed this game-changing skin barrier with the power to stop, reverse and prevent Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD).

Designed to make a difference.

  • A female clinician wearing a stethoscope holding the hand of an elderly patient.
    For your patients and residents:
    • Prevents skin injury and maintains skin integrity1
    • Reduces the pain associated with managing Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis1
    • Creates an environment for healing moderate to severe IAD3
    • Improves the overall healthcare experience
  • Clinicians standing in a hallway of a busy hospital.
    For your facility:
    • Leads to improved patient and resident outcomes1
    • Offers a cost-effective solution for the management and prevention of IAD
  • Nurse using Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant
    For you:
    • Reduces overall time spent on the prevention and management of Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis and other skin damage
    • Supports infection-control initiatives
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Revolutionising experiences and outcomes.

3M chemists partnered with leading clinicians and Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis experts to develop Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant. The results of clinical studies in two nursing care facilities speak for themselves.

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  • 100% of patients reporting pain on Day 1 (n=9) saw a reduction in pain copy on a yellow background.
  • A side by side comparison of a patient on day one and day four.

    Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant - the difference is clear.

    Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant may be transparent when applied, but the benefits of improved protection and prevention are quickly visible.

The science of skin protection at work

Experience the unparalleled power for yourself.

Please refer to the instructions for use


1. Brennan, Mary R.; Milne, Catherine T.; Agrell-Kann, Marie; Ekholm, Bruce P. Clinical Evaluation of a Skin Protectant for the Management of Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis: An Open-Label, Nonrandomized, Prospective Study. Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing . 44(2):172-180, March/April 2017.
2. 3M data on file. EM-05-013924.
3. Been R, Bernatchez SF, Conrad-Vlasak D, Asmus R, Eckholm B, P arks PJ. In vivo methods to evaluate a new skin protectant for loss of skin integrity. Accepted for publication in Wound Repair & Regeneration. DOI: 10.1111/wrr.12455 (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/wrr.12455/abstract)(in an animal model).

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