Adhesive microporous hypoallergenic paper tape is used to treat and cover fresh surgical incisions. It has shown to be very successful in reducing the amount of scarring that can potentially occur because the microporous surface of the tape also allows the skin to breathe and the exchange of moisture – both of which can help a wound heal faster.
The tape adheres firmly and leaves a minimal amount of residue behind after being removed. These tapes are designed for people with sensitive skin and use hypoallergenic materials. The adhesives in these will not cause allergic reactions unlike some of the other bandage strips and medical tapes that are commonly used.