Friday, October 22, 2010
What is the difference between DERMABOND®and Hydrogel?
According the the manufacture, Johnson and Johnson, DERMABOND® is an adhesive material which forms a strong microbial shield to protect wounds while they heal.
DERMABOND® wears off naturally during the healing process, which is usually completed within 7 to 10 days. It appears that this material can take the place of stitches.
Hydrogels are also used for wound but their purpose is to provide a moist environment for wound healing. Johnson and Johnson also makes a hydrogel product called Nu-gel.