Prevent skin tears in application
Over the years there have been quite a few new products released into the market aimed at protecting thin skin which is in direct competition with Wikkies. Each one boasts it's merits – increased mobility, reduced skin tears, time-saving by reduced visits to a health professional and reduced leg injury saving money on bandage expenditure.
We looked at various options when we first launched Wikkies back in 2006. After rounds of testing and designs, we decided to focus on a wrap-around solution, why?
The answer is simple. Fragile skin is just that – fragile! Pulling a tube or sock over existing tissue-thin skin or fragile lower legs can cause skin tears in itself. This is and was a problem we first encountered. Whilst a tubular design or sock is great if you have mild thin skin or no preexisting conditions for those that do our wrap-around design is much more efficient and causes less friction to fragile thin skin when applying the padded leg guard.
The soft material (reinforced with 3mm spacer mesh) gently wraps around the lower leg. Its soft fabric and tough design make it ideal to go about daily routines. Whether in the garden or hiking through the hills, or simply enjoying the pleasures of a pet jumping up at your legs. Wikkies will protect 24/7. When we surveyed our customers back in 2012 we discovered a 75% reduction in visits to a health professional due to leg trauma from skin tears.