CUTTING EDGE

Used to treat injuries and incisions without the time and patient discomfort associated with traditional skin repair methods.

UNIQUE APPLICATOR

Superior to other brands in that it offers full view of the work area, better control in application, and less waste.

SAVE $$$

Competitive pricing offers substantial savings over similar products currently on the market. Save both time & money.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

  • SkinStitch®  products are a FDA approved medical device.
  • SkinStitch® Snip is a Class I and Class II medical device.
  • SkinStitch® Snip 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. SkinStitch® is usually administered by a healthcare professional.
  • Patients, especially children, 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® Snip 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 visit. This has all been achieved in a cost-effective manner and created goodwill that will result in many return visits to your facility

Healthcare professionals across the country know SkinStitch® Snip as a better, cost-effective alternative to other brands of skin adhesive. Our product is rapidly gaining popularity because of the superior design of its “user-friendly” applicator, low cost, and less waste.

Cost analysis has shown that use of skin adhesives can significantly decrease health care costs. The procedure can be completed quickly while creating a cosmetically pleasing result. You can be satisfied that your patient was treated to a high level of personal comfort in a timely manner. The price per unit is extremely competitive and ultimately will be reflected in lower operating costs for your organization.

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PRODUCTS

SkinStitch Snip
Snip 0.2ml-0.5 ml

SkinStitch Twist
Twist 0.5 ml

Frequently Asked Questions

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Lacerations on the face, torso and extremities that are not greater than 6-10 cm in length. SkinStitch® Snip is especially effective in areas where scarring from conventional sutures is a concern. It should not be used on wounds located near a joint or injuries with jagged edges (i.e. those that cannot be easily approximated), animal bites, or dense hair growth regions.

Yes, if you immobilize the joint with a splint, or tongue depressor.

Your health care professional may make that determination. Doctors with more experience may choose to utilize a skin adhesive on wounds longer than 10 cm. Consideration must be given to variables such as depth and location of the wound. Thus, shallow wounds and lacerations not near stress areas will likely benefit from closure with a skin adhesive alone.

No, but deeper wounds may be closed with SkinStitch® Snip if subcutaneous sutures are used to close the wound first. This will achieve the needed strength to keep the wound closed while healing, but finishing the skin surface with SkinStitch® Snip adhesive will reduce scarring.

Sanitize the wound according to standard protocol. Approximate edges when a wound is dry. Apply a thin layer of skin adhesive besides the wound. Pull the adhesive over the wound with the applicator, as if building a bridge over the wound. Never put the adhesive on the wound. Hold for 30 seconds; apply a second coat (see a video for demonstration).

For optimum strength/performance place 2 to 3 thin layers of SkinStitch® Snip for a stronger finished product. A thick coat may give a slight burning sensation to the patient. A thick coat will cause the adhesive bond to break down earlier.

Acetone (finger nail polisher) is the fastest bond breaker. This should only be used on non-sensitive parts of the body. On sensitive parts, use an anti-bacterial cream.

Lacerations on the face, torso and extremities that are not greater than 6-10 cm in length. SkinStitch® Snip is especially effective in areas where scarring from conventional sutures is a concern. It should not be used on wounds located near a joint or injuries with jagged edges (i.e. those that cannot be easily approximated), animal bites, or dense hair growth regions.

Yes, if you immobilize the joint with a splint, or tongue depressor.

Your health care professional may make that determination. Doctors with more experience may choose to utilize a skin adhesive on wounds longer than 10 cm. Consideration must be given to variables such as depth and location of the wound. Thus, shallow wounds and lacerations not near stress areas will likely benefit from closure with a skin adhesive alone.

No, but deeper wounds may be closed with SkinStitch® Snip if subcutaneous sutures are used to close the wound first. This will achieve the needed strength to keep the wound closed while healing, but finishing the skin surface with SkinStitch® Snip adhesive will reduce scarring.

Sanitize the wound according to standard protocol. Approximate edges when a wound is dry. Apply a thin layer of skin adhesive besides the wound. Pull the adhesive over the wound with the applicator, as if building a bridge over the wound. Never put the adhesive on the wound. Hold for 30 seconds; apply a second coat (see a video for demonstration).

For optimum strength/performance place 2 to 3 thin layers of SkinStitch® Snip for a stronger finished product. A thick coat may give a slight burning sensation to the patient. A thick coat will cause the adhesive bond to break down earlier.

Acetone (finger nail polisher) is the fastest bond breaker. This should only be used on non-sensitive parts of the body. On sensitive parts, use an anti-bacterial cream.

What Other’s Have To Say

Our Clients are our Best Advertising Platform

“You have a great product! Between May 2007 and 2011, I have used SkinStitch® Snip in more than 1000 surgical procedures. Ever since we started using SkinStitch® Snip as a skin adhesive and microbial barrier, we eliminated the wound discharge, the need for dressings, and substantially improved wound healing, while reducing the incidence of wound infections, and achieving superb cosmetic results.

With SkinStitch® Snip, our surgical wound infection rate dropped to 0.91%. Out of 219 procedures, wound infections that developed in 2 patients following cesarean delivery were likely due to the underlying morbidity: protracted labor with chorioamnionitis and morbid obesity in one, and diabetes and morbid obesity in the other.

I would like to thank SkinStitch® Corp for a great product. I look forward to using the SkinStitch® Snip in the future.”

Miljan Stankovic, MD, PhDFAMILY Obstetric-Gynecology Massena Memorial Hospital

“For the past year and a half, we have used SkinStitch® Snip in our new Urgent Care clinic. I choose to try SkinStitch® Snip as a cheaper alternative to a more popular skin adhesive I had been using for the past 10 years in Emergency Medicine. After a trial of the product, I was hooked.”

“The applicator allows for more precise placement of the product and the adhesive does not dry out quickly once opened. This allows me to concentrate on wound edge approximation while not worrying that the skin adhesive is becoming unusable.”

“I can without reservation recommend this product for its superior applicator, ease of use, and price. I can’t see ever going back to ‘the other stuff’.”

John P. OpyokeMD, FACEP, Trinity Urgent CareMD, FACEP, Trinity Urgent Care

“I am writing this letter to comment on your new product. We have been using SkinStitch® Snip in our Emergency Department for several years with excellent results. I find your applicator allows for better visualization of the wound surface than other products that I have used in the past. The flow can be controlled by both the amount of pressure on the bulb and the location where the tip is cut. The ability to control the release of the glue is very important since not all lacerations are the same. Follow up care shows equal or better cosmetic results than sutures, and there have not been any significant problems with infection or wound dehiscence. Keep up the good work.” Actions that developed in 2 patients following cesarean delivery were likely due to the underlying morbidity: protracted labor with chorioamnionitis and morbid obesity in one, and diabetes and morbid obesity in the other.”

Eric St. Pierre MDChief of Emergency MedicineMassena Memorial Hospital

“Of the several people we have used SkinStitch® Snip on to date, we have had good to excellent results. Most were facial wounds which resulted in minimal scar formation. None required dressings following application of the product. I hope other facilities are as pleased with the product as we are.”

Michael MarescaMDCanton Potsdam Hospital

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CONTACT

Skin Stitch
56 Center Street
Massena, NY 13662

Phone: 1-866-254-3900
Fax: 1-866-559-2900
Sales@SkinStitch.com

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