3M Steri-Strip Blend Tone Skin Closures

3M Steri-Strip Blend Tone Skin Closures

Brand/Manufacturer: 3M
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Item B1551 is backorder and will be available to purchase once it is back in stock.

3M Steri Strip Blend Tone Skin Closures are non-reinforced, self-adhesive strips for face and hand applications where a gentle, less-noticeable closure is desired. Light beige color allows natural skin tone to show through. Skin closure strips are made of porous, non-woven backing coated with a pressure-sensitive, hypoallergenic adhesive. Their breathable material improves patient comfort.

Item # Desc Pkg Price
B1551 1/4" x 3", Steri-Strip Closure Each
B1551 1/4" x 3", Steri-Strip Closure 50/Pack
B1551 1/4" x 3", Steri-Strip Closure 200/Case
B1557 1/2" x 4", Steri-Strip Closure Each
B1557 1/2" x 4", Steri-Strip Closure 50/Pack

3M Steri-Strip Blend Tone Skin Closures Features

  • 3M Steri Strip Blend Tone Skin Closures are used as skin closure device in the treatment of lacerations and surgical incisions
  • May also be used in conjunction with skin sutures and staples or after their removal for wound support
  • Designed to allow for tissue expansion and movement
  • Light color blends with many skin tones, for a more cosmetically pleasing appearance
  • Non-invasive, sterile design helps improve cosmetic outcomes, compared to sutures and staples, with less tissue trauma
  • Reinforced with filaments for strength and are coated with a hypoallergenic adhesive
  • Enhanced patient comfort and less chance of infection
  • Designed to be as gentle as possible and yet provide desired performance
  • Reduce the likelihood of skin irritation
  • Microporous material is breathable
  • Less expensive than skin adhesives, sutures or staples
  • Less scarring when compared to staples or sutures
  • Easy on patients
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Fast application
  • Application And Removal Guide
  • Article Information Sheet

How To Apply 3M Steri-Strip Skin Closures?

  • Skin Closure Application:
    1. Clean and dry skin at least two inches around wound.
    2. Peel back package tabs to access the sterile Steri-Strip closures. Remove card, using sterile precautions as necessary. Bend card at end perforation and gently remove tab.
    3. Grasp end of skin closure with forceps or gloved hand; lift straight upward (90 degree angle). Steri-Strip closures lifted at a lesser angle or directly back on themselves may "curl", complicating handling.
    4. Wound closure generally starts at the middle of the wound. 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.
    5. Using fingers or forceps, appose skin edges as closely as possible. Press free half of Steri-Strip closure firmly on other side of wound.
    6. The rest of the wound should be closed with additional Steri-Strip closures spaced approximately 1/8 inch (3mm) apart by:
    (a) sequentially bisecting remaining length of wound with Steri-Strip closures or
    (b) applying Steri-Strip closures 1/8 inch apart until edges are completely approximated.
    If edges are not accurately apposed, remove Steri-Strip closures over affected area (peeling each side towards wound) and reapproximate wound.
    7. Additional Steri-Strip closures may be applied parallel to wound, approximately 1/2 inch in from ends (cross stays, railroad tracks). This may reduce stress beneath the ends of Steri-Strip closures decreasing risk of skin tension blisters and premature lifting of Steri-Strip closures.
  • Tips for Use:
    - If tension is noted under Steri-Strip skin closures, they may be replaced under the direction of a health care professional.
    - Lifted edges of Steri-Strip closures may be trimmed. However, when less than 1/2 inch of Steri-Strip closures remains on either side of wound, one might consider gently removing the Steri-Strip closure and replacing it with a new one.

  • How To Remove Steri-Strip Skin Closure?

    1. Remove cross stays. Gently grasp and loosen ends of 3M Steri-Strip closure.
    2. Stabilize the skin with one finger. Remove Steri-Strip closure "low and slow" towards wound, keeping it close to skin surface and pulled back over itself. Removing Steri-Strip closure at an angle will pull at the epidermis increasing risk of mechanical trauma.
    3. As the Steri-Strip closure is removed, 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.
  • Contraindications:
    - Steri-Strip skin closures are contraindicated where adhesion cannot be obtained. Potential causes of inadequate adhesion are presence of exudate, skin oils, moisture, or hair.
    - Use of Steri-Strip skin closures on infected wounds is contraindicated.
    - Steri-Strip skin closures are contraindicated for use in high tension wounds which cannot be easily approximated with fingers or forceps.
  • Precautions:
    - The skin should be clean, dry, and free of skin oils to assure good adhesion.
    - Do not apply skin closures under tension. Skin shearing, skin blistering, or loss of adhesion may result if excessive tension is applied.
  • Warnings:
    - The development of postoperative edema may cause skin shearing, skin blistering, or loss of tape adhesion to occur at either end of the strip.
    - Application of any surgical tape or adhesive skin closure may result in skin stripping upon removal.
    - As with all adhesive products applied to the skin, a small percentage of individuals may experience hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation following removal.
    - Occasional cases of mild acne and folliculitis have been observed in testing on healthy volunteers.

What to buy with 3M Steri-Strip Skin Closures?

3M Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film Wipe
3M Coban Two Layer Lite Compression System
3M Wound Cleanser


Item Code Dimensions (in mm) Strips/Envelope
B1550 3 mm x 75 mm 5 strips
B1551 6 mm x 75 mm 3 strips
B1553 6 mm x 100 mm 10 strips
B1557 12 mm x 100 mm 6 strips

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