Easy-to-use application system for best results
Step 1. Clean and dry skin 2" (5 cm) around wound.
Step 2. Peel back package tabs to access the sterile Steri-Strip closures.
Step 3. Remove and bend card at end perforation and gently remove tab.
Step 4. Grasp end of skin closure with forceps or gloved hand; lift straight upward (90 degree angle)
Step 5. Steri-Strip closures must be applied without tension. Do not stretch or "strap" Steri-Strip closures. Apply one-half of first Steri-Strip closure to wound margin and press firmly in place.
Step 7. The rest of the wound should be closed with additional Steri-Strip closures spaced approximately 1/8 inch (3 mm)
Step 6. Using fingers or forceps pull skin edges as closely as possible. Press free half of Steri-Strip closure firmly on other side of wound.
1. Remove cross stays and gently grasp and loosen end of 3M™ Steri-Strip™ closure.
2. Hold the skin with one finger and remove Steri-Strip closure "low and slow" towards wound, keeping it close to skin surface and pulled back over itself.
3. Continue moving finger as necessary, supporting newly exposed skin. When both sides of the Steri-Strip closure are completely loosened, lift strip up from center of wound.