1st Placement: Wash your hands. Open the sealed sterile envelope and take out your patch, peel off the sterile backing sheet and press the patch onto the skin.
Place the patch on clean and dry skin (no moisturizer, tanning lotion, powder, oil, also the skin should not be damp from the shower or be sweaty). Do not place on top of any hair.
Press very firmly and smooth out to the edges with your finger nail.
If you decide later you want the patch in a different place on the body, or you crease it upon application – you can peel the patch off painlessly and re-position it.
Place anywhere on the body. The abdomen is good, place it where it will not be rubbed by clothing, the waist area is not a good place.
The Nova Clinic suggests you place it on the front of the thigh – about 5 inches (13 cm) above the knee it’s a very convenient place. Or on the belly, or under the breast line.
But really you can place anywhere on the body.
Take care when taking off clothes so you don’t pull at the patch.
If by chance you do rub the patch off a little with a towel after showering or via clothes just stick right back on and smooth out to the edges firmly, it will still be active.
If your skin is very sensitive, we doubt that you will have any reaction to this surgical grade material, but as a safe guard choose to place your patch on your upper thigh or upper arm as this is a more weathered area than the belly. After shower or swimming press your patch firmly with a dry towel, do not rub.