Sherry H. Hsiung MD, Perry Robins MD, New York University, Department of Dermatology, New York, NY
This new organic polymer has been very successful in providing a near ideal bandage for multiple wound types found in the dermatologist’s office. The compound is easy to apply and, unlike other liquid adhesives, forms a transparent, flexible, non-brittle barrier that bends with the surrounding skin. Its antimicrobial properties are an additional benefit. The dressing is easy for patients to care for and we have not observed allergic hypersensitivity. Further studies and larger patient experience will be needed to elucidate the long-term outcomes and potential complications for this new liquid adhesive.