Use with suture to close fragile skin under tension without tearing the skin.
The HEMIGARD® ARS has three distinct zones of action and an adhesive backing. There is a flexible but rip-proof end plate to allow high tension suturing without ripping the skin. The top of the device is water resistant and disperses the stress away from the healing wound edge. The end furthest from the wound is stretchy to prevent shear injury and blistering.
Simulated skin protected by a HEMIGARD® ARS Device can withstand over 200% more retention suture tension prior to failure than unprotected simulated skin.
The HEMIGARD® device requires adhesion to CLEAN, DRY skin with very little hair.