United States of America. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a topical skin adhesive for holding closed the wound edges of superficial wounds (DermaBond: Closure Medical Corporation). The quick-setting glue forms a film over the wound and gradually falls off as the skin heals.
Although somewhat similar to commonly- used “Super Glues”, DermaBond is formulated to be only used topically on skin.
DermaBond is approved for use on simple, superficial wounds that are easily closed, thoroughly cleansed and not infected. If a wound is more than skin-deep, deeper layers are to be closed with sutures before applying DermaBond to hold the skin wound edges closed.
Reference: FDA Talk Paper T98-46 dated 27 August 1998.