Health care professionals across the country know SkinStitch® as a better, cost-effective alternative to other brands of skin adhesive. This product is rapidly gaining popularity because of the superior design of its “user-friendly” applicator, low cost, and less waste.
SkinStitch® is a great way to close and protect most minor wounds. For optimum results and to lessen scarring, wound edges should be straight and lie together naturally. Clean and dry the skin thoroughly. Stabilize the wound edges from top to bottom and be sure the edges are matched correctly. Ensure that the wound edges are flat, meet perfectly and are not rolled under.
Apply a series of small dots of SkinStitch® glue sparingly at wound edges, but not in the wound. The dots allow for better control of the glue application. While holding the edges together, use the applicator to pull the adhesive across to the other side of the wound. Thus, you are essentially creating a bridge across the wound. Hold for 30 seconds while the glue hardens. Apply a second thin layer. Two or three thin layers are better than one thick layer, as thick applications do not enhance bonding and tend to crack and loosen prematurely. No further dressing is required.
SkinStitch forms a microbial barrier. Helps prevent infection and minimizes scarring.
Treatment can be completed quickly while creating a cosmetically pleasing result.
- SkinStitch® is an amazing, cost effective, skin adhesive used in the painless treatment of minor cuts, scrapes, burns, and minor irritations of the skin and helps protect them from infection.
- Patients can become anxious about how their lacerations will be treated. When they realize you are using SkinStitch® and are not going to cause them additional pain, their whole attitude quickly changes.
- Your procedure is completed quickly, and the patient can quickly resume normal activities.
- Using SkinStitch® will greatly improve the chances of optimum cosmetic results. You can feel confident your patient has just experienced a high level of personal comfort in a timely manner. The repair is permanent and usually does not require a follow-up.
Dimensions: 3" H x 6" W x .25" D (packaged)
Weight: 0.2 oz