Quick and easy to apply, they hold the edges of an incision or laceration together. Use for primary, nonsuture closure of lacerations and surgical incisions. This enhances healing through rapid development of wound tensile strength and greater resistance to infection. Adjunct to skin sutures and staples and wound support after suture/staple removal. Hypoallergenic adhesive is gentle to skin. Comfortable to wear and easy to remove. Skin closure strips provide superior cosmetic results and reduce scarring caused by puncture marks or cross hatching.
Sometimes known as butterfly tapes these skin closures are used to hold edges of a simple incision together to aid healing OR following removal of stitches or sutures to give added support. It is believed by many health professionals that use of them help reduce scarrring.