Patient After Care

Patient After Care

derma+flex® Tissue Adhesive Patient After-Care Instructions

Your wound has been repaired using derma+flex® Tissue Adhesive, the list below is a guide for you to understand and care for your wound following your procedure

  • Keep the wound dry. You may occasionally and briefly wet your wound in the shower or bath at the direction of your physician, but do not soak or scrub the wound area. After showering or bathing, gently blot your wound dry with a soft towel.
  • Avoid Topical Medications. Do not apply liquid or ointment medications, lotions, creams, petroleum jelly, mineral oils or any other product to your wound while the derma+flex® Tissue Adhesive film is in place.
  • Do not rub, scratch, or pick at the wound. Doing so may compromise the integrity of the wound closure and cause scarring.
  • Protect the wound from prolonged sunlight exposure. Do not use tanning lamps while the film is in place.
  • 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 your doctor. Contact your doctor if the wound edges re-open or separate.
  • derma+flex® Tissue Adhesive will naturally slough off between 5 and 10 days after the procedure. By this time, your wound should be sufficiently healed.

This information is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a physician. For more detailed information, talk to your doctor. Your doctor can choose the best treatment for you in your particular circumstances.