Are you using your patch correctly? Follow these instructions for maximum absorption and stickiness.
The Patches are waterproof, soft, plastic & latex free, made of surgical grade materials and alcohol free.
Wear one patch per week and change after seven days for a new patch. The high dose patch may be cut in half whilst still on the backing sheet. Use 1 half immediately and store the other half for application in 7days. Once attached to the skin the ingredients last at full strength, slow release, for seven days. The ingredients activate as soon as the patch is attached to the skin, and after seven days they then become inert.
1st Placement: Wash your hands. Open the sealed sterile envelope and take out your patch, peel off the sterile backing sheet and press the patch onto the skin. Place the patch on clean and dry skin (no moisturizer, tanning lotion, powder, oil, also the skin should not be damp from the shower or be sweaty). Do not place it on top of any hair. Press very firmly and smooth out to the edges.
After shower or swimming press your patch firmly with a dry towel, do not rub. If swimming, stick your patch on the breast area (3 fingers above nipple) so that your swimming costume gives added protection in holding your patch in place.
The best place I think is under the breast area, away from the bra strap – at least 3 fingers below the bra strap so that any sweat accumulation under the breast will not cause the patch to slide off.
Select a firm, crease free, patch application site, away from contours and excessive movement.
If using any bath oil or moisturizing body wash, lightly exfoliate the application site with a dry loofah or similar – This will help adhesion.
Alternately you can take the patch off, shower and dry the skin after and reapply as soon as possible. The patch must be kept on the special plastic that you took it from.
The Silicone Patch can be repositioned during the 7 day period. Patch remains fully potent.
If you decide later you want the patch in a different place on the body, or you crease it upon application, you can peel the patch off painlessly and reposition it.
The abdomen is good, place it where it will not be rubbed by clothing, the waist area is not a good place. You may place it on the front of the thigh – about 5 inches (13 cm) above the knee; it’s a very convenient place, or above the waist under the bra line.
Take care when taking off clothes so you don’t pull at the patch. If by chance you do rub the patch off a little with a towel after showering or via clothes just stick right back on and smooth out to the edges firmly, it will still be active.
Several Patches can be worn at the same time; all Patches are compatible to each other.
GYM-Excessive sweating: Generally, people who sweat a lot do not have any issues, however some do. This depends on the salt and oil content of your sweat. Sweat tends to accumulate and slide under the patch material, logically the silicone jelly will not be adhesive when in contact with liquid, sweat, and oil etc. on the skin – the patch may slide off
The patches are water proof as they can be worn in the shower and swimming –but the jelly-glue is not salt and oil proof. If you have issues in this area – while you are hot and sweaty, find an area on the body that is dry, even under the instep of your foot.
The silicone gel is adhesive, and the patch is re-usable and washable. The patch ingredients are impregnated into the patch material and last 7 days once applied to the skin, the glue is just glue. So if by chance you have a ‘roll up’ of the patch generally while sleeping and turning etc., or by clothes rubbing – the patch is not wasted. Take the patch off, unroll and put under running water, then apply to the skin again. This applies to sweat as well – rinse the sweat/salt off the patch and reapply to a non-sweaty area FDA approved as a surgical dressing (being superior quality, and all parts are sterile).
If your skin is very sensitive, we doubt that you will have any reaction to this medical/surgical grade material, but as a safeguard choose to place your patch on your upper thigh as this is a more weathered area than the belly.
Storage: Each single patch comes in its own sterile, sealed packs, and then sealed in a second sterile Pack. All patches come in an outer packaging as well. You need to store them in this to keep them at full potency and stickiness. There is no shelf life if stored correctly. Keep your patches in the packaging provided. Store in a cool, dry place, do not refrigerate. Keep away from sunlight, mobile phones, computers and microwave ovens.
Children wearing the patches: You can cut the patch in half for a child – cut while still on the backing paper. Place on the shoulder blade if they are likely to tamper with them. And wear for seven days then change for a new patch. Missing a week for a child is fine.