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Ethicon Dermabond Advanced Topical Skin Adhesive

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Ethicon Dermabond Advanced Topical Skin Adhesive is a medical adhesive used for closing wounds, cuts, and incisions on the skin. It is a liquid adhesive that polymerizes quickly and forms a strong bond with the skin, creating a waterproof and protective seal that helps to reduce the risk of infection and scarring. Dermabond is made up of two components: 2-octyl cyanoacrylate and a stabilizer. When the two components are combined, they form a polymer that bonds to the skin and provides a secure closure. The adhesive is clear, so it does not obstruct the view of the wound, and it is flexible, which allows it to move with the skin as it heals.

Dermabond Skin Glue Benefits

Offers Protection
Demonstrated in vitro to kill 99.9% of bacteria (MRSA, MRSE, and E. coli) on direct contact
Provided strength to maintain barrier and wound closure integrity, especially during critical wound healing period (48 hours)
Offers Patient Satisfaction
Patient Satisfaction
Offered comfort and convenience and led to excellent cosmesis
Economically Beneficial
Economic Benefits
Reduced length of stay by more than 25% in CABG surgery when used in addition to conventional sutures. Reduced hospitalization costs by $500 for C-sections when compared with staples or sutures alone


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Ethicon Dermabond Advanced Topical Skin Adhesive Features

  • Sterile, liquid topical skin adhesive containing a monomeric (2-octyl cyanoacrylate) formulation and the colorant D & C Violet No. 2
  • It is provided as a single-use applicator in a blister package
  • The pen-style applicator is composed of a crushable ampoule contained within a plastic applicator
  • As it is applied to the skin, the liquid is syrup-like in viscosity and polymerizes within minutes
  • Acts as a barrier to prevent microbial penetration as long as the adhesive remains
  • When used with sutures, Dermabond Advanced was shown ex vivo to add 75% more strength to the wound closure than sutures alone
  • Pen style applicator consists of a crushable ampoule contained within a plastic applicator
  • Adhesive will slough off usually within 5 to 10 days
  • Supplied in a blister package to maintain the sterility of the device until opened or damaged
  • Optimize surgeon experience
  • Active Ingredient: 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate
  • Provides a microbial barrier with 99% protection in vitro for at least 72 hours against organisms commonly responsible for surgical site infections
Dermabond Features

Parts Description

A. Cutting-edge design for controlled fine and wide line application

B. Embedded initiator technology to avoid clogging

C. 0.7 mL formulation to close wounds up to 15 cm

D. Faster drying time in a single-layer application

E. Advanced silicone technology for easy activation and expression of adhesive

F. Ergonomically designed device

Dermabond Parts Description

When to use Dermabond Surgical Glue?

  • Dermabond Advanced Adhesive is intended for topical application only to hold closed, easily approximated skin edges of wounds from surgical incisions, including incisions from minimally invasive surgery and simple, thoroughly cleansed trauma-induced lacerations.
  • It may be used in conjunction with, but not in place of, deep dermal stitches.

How does Dermabond work?

  • Dermabond works by polymerizing quickly and forming a strong bond with the skin
  • The adhesive is applied to the wound site, where it solidifies and creates a waterproof and protective seal
  • This seal helps to reduce the risk of infection and scarring

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How to use Skin Adhesive Dermabond?

Hold the Dermabond Skin Glue

1. Hold the applicator away from the patient with the tip pointed downward

Gently Squeeze the Bulb

2. Squeeze the bulb to crush the ampoule inside and then release pressure
PRECAUTION: Do not continuously crush the glass ampoule inside the bulb

Squeeze-the bulb again

3. Gently squeeze the bulb again to moisten the internal filter with adhesive

Approximate wound edges

4. Approximate the wound edges with gloved fingers or forceps

Apply DERMABOND Adhesive

5. Apply DERMABOND ADVANCED Adhesive in a single continuous layer, maintaining steady bulb pressure

Hold skin edges for a minute

6. Hold skin edges for about 60 seconds. Full polymerization is expected when the adhesive is no longer sticky


How to store?

  • Recommended storage conditions: below 30°C, 86°F, away from moisture, direct heat, and direct light. Do not use after the expiry date


  • Do not use on any wound with evidence of active infection, gangrene, or wounds of decubitus etiology
  • Do not use on mucosal surfaces or across mucocutaneous junctions (e.g., oral cavity, lips) or on the skin, which may be regularly exposed to body fluids or with dense natural hair (e.g., scalp)
  • Do not use it on patients with a known hypersensitivity to cyanoacrylate, formaldehyde, or benzalkonium chloride


  • Do not apply liquid or ointment medications or other substances to the wound after closure, as these substances can weaken the polymerized film and allow for dehiscence (skin edge separation). Prior to application, cleanse the application site thoroughly to remove any remaining blood, fluids, or topical medications/anesthetics
  • It is syrup-like in viscosity. To prevent the inadvertent flow of liquid Dermabond Advanced Adhesive to unintended areas, the wound should be maintained in a horizontal position, applied from above
  • Hold the applicator away from yourself and the patient with the tip pointing down and break the ampoule close to the center of the bulb one time only. Do not crush the contents of the applicator repeatedly, as further manipulation of the applicator may cause glass shard penetration of the outer tube. Glass shard penetration can result in inadvertent skin punctures, which may result in the transmission of bloodborne pathogens
  • Should be used immediately after crushing the ampoule because the adhesive will polymerize in the applicator, rendering the device unusable
  • If unintended bonding of intact skin occurs, peel the adhesive from the skin, but do not pull the skin edges apart. Petroleum jelly or acetone may help loosen the bond. Other agents, such as water, saline, or soap, are not expected to loosen the bond immediately

How to care for wounds after it is treated with Dermabond Glue?

Ethicon Dermabond Adhesive is a sterile, liquid skin adhesive that holds wound edges together. The film will usually remain in place for 5 to 10 days, then naturally fall off the skin. The following will answer some of your questions and provide instructions for proper care for your wound while it is healing.

  • Check Wound Appearance
    • Some swelling, redness, and pain are common with all wounds and normally will go away as the wound heals
    • If swelling, redness, or pain increases, or if the wound feels warm to the touch, contact a doctor. Also, contact a doctor if the wound edges reopen or separate
  • Caring for Bandages
    • If your wound is bandaged, keep the bandage dry
    • When changing the dressing, do not place tape directly over the adhesive because removing the tape later may also remove the film
  • Avoid Topical Medications
    • Do not apply liquid or ointment medications or any other product to your wound while the Dermabond Advanced Adhesive is in place. These may loosen the film before your wound is healed
  • Keep Wound Dry and Protected
    • Apply a clean, dry bandage over the wound if necessary to protect it
    • You may occasionally and briefly wet your wound in the shower or bath. Do not soak or scrub your wound, do not swim, and avoid periods of heavy perspiration until the Dermabond Advanced Adhesive has naturally fallen off
    • After showering or bathing, gently blot your wound dry with a soft towel. If a protective dressing is being used, apply a fresh, dry bandage, keeping the tape on the adhesive
    • Protect your wound from injury until the skin has had sufficient time to heal
    • Do not scratch, rub, or pick. This may loosen the film before your wound is healed
    • Protect the wound from prolonged exposure to sunlight or tanning lamps while the film is in place

User Guides

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What types of wounds is Dermabond suitable for?

    It is suitable for certain types of wounds, such as clean, straight incisions, lacerations, and surgical incisions that are less than 5 cm long. It may not be appropriate for wounds that are contaminated or infected or in areas that are difficult to close with an adhesive.

  2. Is it painful to apply or remove Dermabond Glue?

    It is generally painless. Some patients may feel a slight burning or stinging sensation when the adhesive is applied, but this usually subsides quickly. Removal is also generally painless, and the adhesive will eventually slough off on its own as the wound heals.

  3. How long does Dermabond Glue stay on the skin?

    It will typically stay on the skin for about 5-10 days, after which it will start to slough off on its own. In some cases, the adhesive may come off earlier if it is exposed to water or if it is rubbed or scratched.

  4. Can Dermabond be used on children or pregnant women?

    Ethicon Dermabond advanced topical skin adhesive can be used on children and pregnant women, but medical professionals will evaluate each case individually to determine if it is an appropriate treatment option.

  5. Are there any risks or side effects?

    Like any medical procedure, there are some risks and potential side effects associated with the use of Dermabond. These may include allergic reactions, wound dehiscence, and delayed healing. However, these risks are generally low, and medical professionals will carefully evaluate each case to minimize any potential complications.

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