Adhesive strips do not improve outcomes when added to dermal suturing alone
for wound closure
Is the combination of adhesive strips and dermal suturing more effective than dermal suturing alone?
When closing a wound with dermal suturing, adhesive strips are unlikely to improve long-term appearance, but may decrease the likelihood of short-term complications. (LOE = 1b-)
Custis T, Armstrong AW, King TH, Sharon VR, Eisen DB. Effect of adhesive strips
and dermal sutures vs dermal sutures only on wound closure: a randomized
controlled trial. JAMA Dermatol 2015;151(8):862-867.