Dermabond is not new. It’s been around for a decade. However, it is cool. It is useful. And it makes sutures so 19-th century.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:
What’s Dermabond? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. Physicians know all about it, because the product has been available to them for close to a decade. But it seems that not many patients who are about to undergo surgery or are cut or otherwise injured are aware that their doctors can glue them back together.
“Surprisingly, there’s not as much knowledge out there in the general public as there is in the medical community, like with the other stuff where they come in and say, ‘I would like some Prilosec’ or something, and you’re saying, ‘OK, let me go look that up …’ As long as it’s been out, I still have patients say, ‘You’re gonna do what?’ ” said Dr. Wade Sears.
“I’ve never had anybody come to the office and ask about Super Glue for the skin,” said Dr. Lee M. Reese, a general and trauma surgeon with Desert West Surgery.
So, if you still can talk after the trauma, ask for Dermabond. OK?