• Adjacent punch biopsy wounds in 20 subjects were treated with a collagen matrix or Monsel's solution. Both techniques were easy to use and were hemostatically effective. The collagen matrix produced less inflammation, had a lower incidence of wound infection, was associated with a faster reepithelialization rate, and healed with a modestly better appearance at four weeks than did Monsel's solution.
(Arch Dermatol 1986;122:546-549)
Armstrong RB, Nichols J, Pachance J. Punch Biopsy Wounds Treated With Monsel's Solution or a Collagen MatrixA Comparison of Healing. Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(5):546-549. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660170076023