Liquiband Surgical S

Skin Thread Sticker

Wound closure and dressing in the same device

  • Excellent cosmetic result

  • Fast and easy to use

  • No suture removal

  • Reduction in the number of needlestick injuries

  • Applicator, flow control, handle and stick

  • Stronger and safer.

Product Description:

Topical adhesive glue of n-butyl cyanocrilate and octyl cyanocrylate, in a sterile polypropylene compartment, with safety application tip with nylon "flow control and bubble reduction", stick tip (Surgical S model), flow activation and control and glass ampoule, sealed in laminated casing.

Liquiband models have the same indications, being used in simple incisions, but the method of application differs, as explained below:

  • Liquiband Surgical S has two parts: applicator and stick.

  • Liquiband Optima: used in the same way. Also ideal for non-surgical wounds emergencies (ambulances).


  • Octyl Blend: combination of n-butyl cyanoacrylate and octyl cyanoacrylate with more flexibility in a new unique formula.

  • Applicator materials: polypropylene and nylon.


The LiquiBand® formulation provides an adhesive that is less viscous than some competing products, which does not affect the effectiveness of the adhesive in maintaining wound closure. LiquiBand® is specially formulated with a balance of polymerization speed, strength and viscosity.

The tensile strength test in the laboratory demonstrated that an application of a layer of LiquiBand®, after polymerization in a closed wound, is as strong as that of 3.0 sutures.

LiquiBand® polymerizes and bonds the edges of the skin in 10 seconds. During this time, minor corrections to the alignment of the wound can be made to achieve a good cosmetic closure. The approximate tissue edges should be held together until LiquiBand® has completely dried and the wound is completely secure. LiquiBand® polymerizes in an average of 30 seconds.

LiquiBand® maintains tension strength and the wound edges together for several days as the wound begins to heal. The patch loosens as the skin regenerates, in approximately 5-10 days, during which time the wound has gained enough inherent strength to maintain closure. The exact duration of this process varies according to the patient's age and the location of the closure.



  • Open and laparoscopic surgery incisions or trauma lacerations (emergencies - ambulances)

  • Recent wounds

  • Clean wounds

  • Debrided wounds

  • Straight wounds

  • Deep wounds

  • Facial wounds

  • Wounds in graft sites

Areas: neuro, vascular, plastic, otolaryngology, emergency (ambulance, pediatrics, general), general and gynecological, orthopedic, obstetrics and gynecology, transplantation.


  • Single use - should not be used in more than one patient

  • Topical use - do not apply to internal organs, blood vessels, nerve tissues

  • Wounds located in or near the mucosa

  • Do not apply to infected or chronic wounds

  • Do not use on extending surfaces or on joints

  • Human or animal bites

  • Compressed, punctured or contaminated wounds

  • Internal wounds

  • Do not use in patients sensitive to cyanoacrylate or formaldehyde.

Precautions and Warnings:

Since LIQUIBAND® produces heat, if applied too much and the wound is not dry, the heat produced can cause discomfort and cause burns. Some patients may experience a mild inflammatory response.

The use of cyanoacrylate adhesive close to the eyes caused some patients' eyelids to remain closed. When closing facial wounds close to the eyes, position the patient so that the patch does not enter the eyes. The eye must be closed and protected with gauze. Prophylactic placement of petroleum jelly around the eyes, to act as a barrier or dam, can be effective in preventing the introduction of adhesive fluid into the eyes.

LIQUIBAND® can be used in conjunction with, but not as a substitute for, deep dermal sutures.

If LIQUIBAND® comes into contact with the eyes, immediately wash with water or saline to reduce the chances of adherence.

LIQUIBAND® can include several substrates; care must be taken to keep all other materials away from the wound area.

Bathing is allowed immediately after the adhesive has polymerized. However, do not rub, immerse or expose the wound site to prolonged moisture (including swimming) until the inadvertent tissue adhesions have come off naturally (usually within 5-10 days).

The LIQUIBAND® fabric adhesive can be used safely in the scalp area, but should never be used in conjunction with hair chemicals (eg hair straightening or curling products).

The application of petroleum jelly or the use of warm, soapy water can be used to remove glue from inadvertent areas. The use of acetone should be avoided, as it can cause irritation and / or inflammation.


Phase 1: Closing the incision

Quick and strong adjustment of cyanoacrylate (Octyl Blend). Applied through the device with flow control, which provides fast and accurate skin closure.

Phase 2: Protection

The larger tip is applied over the wound area to act as an impermeable occlusive antimicrobial barrier. This flexible dressing reinforces the primary closure.


Advantages for the patient:

  • Minor trauma: No needles and less anesthesia or hospitalization.

  • Excellent cosmetic results: Cyanoacrylates provide cosmetic results as good or better than sutures.

  • Indicated for the facial triangle: Reduces the risk of the glue dripping into the patient's eyes, nose or mouth.

  • Protection against infections: Cyanoacrylates constitute a liquid barrier of microbial protection. Provides additional protection where it's needed most.

  • Non-Invasive: No staple marks, no cross stitches or suture knots.

  • No stitches to remove: Eliminates the additional task of removing staples or sutures. There is no risk of suture marks or staple scars.

  • Waterproof: For greater comfort and protection of the patient.

  • Excellent Cosmetic Result

Clinical assessments and studies report that the use of skin patches results in equivalent or better cosmetic results compared to conventional incision closure techniques.

  • Patient satisfaction with the wound

  • Less heat generation: Liquiband has less exothermic reaction, which provides less pain and more comfort to patients.

Advantages for the health professional:

  • Improves productivity: Faster closure12, greater patient turnover, better management of emergency and ambulatory services resources.

  • Quick fixing: LiquiBand contains an Octyl-Blend adhesive that can be fixed in <10 seconds.

  • Easy visualization: Violet tint.

  • Better adhesion: Stronger adhesion of the skin than that provided by competing brands.

  • Easy storage: No refrigeration required.

  • Reduction of needle injuries: Reduces the need for needles and needles, reducing the risk of exposure to blood viruses.

  • Useful with non-cooperative patients: Also indicated for use in children and non-cooperative patients.

  • Costs Benefits:

  1. There is no need for secondary dressings or dressing changes - it saves time, money and reduces the risk of post-closure infection.

  2. There is no need for suturing - non-invasive, thus reducing the potential for foreign body reaction and associated costs.

  3. No cost of suture or staple removal.

  4. 8.6% of suture closure has complications related to delayed removal and healing, which increases treatment costs.

  • Fast and accurate closing

  1. It takes approximately half the time required for suture closure.

  2. It has a tip for precise application, and a rod-shaped one to protect the wound. Both designed to avoid clogging, reducing the chance of having to use more than one device per procedure.

  3. Easy and quick to use.

  4. Adhesive technology ideal also for emergency rooms.

  • Economic

  1. No second dressing or dressing change required - saves money, time and reduces the risk of infections.

  2. Eliminates the time of consultation to remove the stitches and the need for additional dressings.

  • Strong and Safe

  1. Wounds closed with LiquiBand® Surgical S are at least as strong as those closed with sutures.

  2. LiquiBand® Surgical S requires a force of 46 newtons to open the incision. A 4.0 nylon suture only needed 18 Newtons *.

  3. Clinical studies have reported that there are no significant differences in wound dehiscence rates when using skin patches or conventional closure techniques.

  4. The in vitro test shows that a Liquiband layer has a tension strength profile similar to that of the standard suture.

  • Reducing the risk of needle accidents

  1. 25% of needle accidents occur in the operating room, 19% of which occur during suturing.

  2. Needle piercing is generally reported in the operating room in 50-90% of cases.

  3. There is no risk of needle stick injury when closing incisions with LiquiBand® Surgical S.

Occlusive Wound Protection:

  • When LiquiBand® Surgical S polymerizes, it forms an occlusive barrier to all microorganisms.

  • When polymerized, LiquiBand® S surgical glue has a high rate of moisture vapor transmission, which allows the skin to "breathe" naturally, thus eliminating the risk of maceration.

  • The barrier made by LiquiBand Surgical S® is waterproof. This means that patients can bathe without compromising the wound closure.

Attention : Patients should not bathe or swim, as this can negatively affect the closure of the incision.

Liquiband X Sutures:

  • Activation wings for flow control.

  • Strong and secure - at least as strong as a 3.0 suture.

  • Fast and accurate closure - twice as fast as suture closure.

  • Occlusive wound protection - protects the wound from bacterial penetration.

  • Cost effective - Closure and dressing system in one device.

  • Cosmetic excellence - better than sutures or staples.

  • Reducing the risk of accidents with needles - without needles used to close the skin.

Liquiband X 2-Octil Cyanocrylate:

  • More constant application without fail.

  • LiquiBand® does not burn. The stinging and / or burning sensation is caused by a chemical accelerator used in some products, such as 2-octyl cyanoacrylate. LiquiBand® does not contain this chemical accelerator.

  • Moisture activator (instead of chemical activator).

  • Use time of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate is 90 seconds to avoid drying / clogging (due to the chemical activator). Liquiband Optima takes about 5 minutes to dry, and Liquiband Surgical S 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Less exothermic reaction, which provides less burning sensation.

  • Pure octyl-cyanoacrylate (2-octyl cyanoacrylate) needs at least 3 separate layers to be applied with at least 30 seconds between each layer.

  • Volume (0.8g instead of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate mini 0.36g Advanced 0.7g).

  • Sponge on the tip prevents bubble formation.

  • Volume of adhesive

- more than twice the volume of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate Mini (0.8g versus 0.36ml)

- more volume than Advanced 2-octyl cyanoacrylate (0.8 g versus 0.7 ml)

  • Performance advantages (amount of glue that leaves the applicator)

  1. Due to the design of the applicator and the dependence of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate on a chemical accelerator that blocks the product 2-octyl cyanoacrylate at the tip of the applicator (clogging).

  2. Due to the design of the applicator and the dependence of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate on a chemical accelerator that blocks the product 2-octyl cyanoacrylate at the tip of the applicator (clogging).

  3. The applicator design allows the glue to be applied much more precisely and spreads the glue through the incision.

  • Faster closing

LiquiBand® S surgery takes about half the closing time with sutures, drying in just 10 seconds, and polymerizing in a maximum of 30 seconds. While 2-octyl cyanoacrylate requires 60 seconds with rough edges and 95 seconds for polymerization.


  • Intended for use in emergency services and in any trauma scenario, where refrigeration is not available.

  • Designed for the closure of clean, fresh wounds and wounds with easily accessible edges.

  • Pre-assembled with integrated precision applicator with flow control.

Reduces Risk of Infections:

  • LiquiBand® Optima if in less than 10 seconds, being fully polymerized in up to 30 seconds.

  • Complies with Aseptic Non-Touch Technique (ANTT) to reduce potential infections, following clinical guidelines that standardize aseptic techniques for a range of clinical procedures.

Quick Dry:

  • Unlike some other skin patches, such as Histoacryl and 2-octyl cyanoacrylate, LiquiBand® Optima is painless.

  • Some skin patches are painful for two reasons:

  1. The exothermic polymerization reaction generates excessive heat

  2. Acidic stabilizers are used to prevent the growth of microorganisms

  • LiquiBand® Optima is ideal for areas where refrigeration is not readily available, for example, ambulances.

Speed ​​in Application:

Unlike some skin adhesives, LiquiBand® Optima only requires the application of a single layer. The application of multiple layers of LiquiBand® Optima can compromise the effectiveness of wound closure.


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