the silver dressing acts as follows: when the silver atoms in the tissue touch the walls of the wound, they turn into positive ions. These positive silver ions kill the bacteria, leaving the wound free of infection. At the same time, another phenomenon occurs: the silver ions modify the very process of healing.
swelling is greatly reduced. And since bacteria are also absent from the wound, healing is faster. But that’s not all. Silver dressings have other merits, unsuspected until now, which affect the regeneration of skin cells themselves.