Silly Patch application instructions

For best results please follow these application instructions.

Body heat, pushing down and holding is important to cure the adhesive while applying A Silly Patch.

Step 1

Clean the area as you would normally before applying your sensor. The patch sticks best to dry and clean skin, do not apply lotion before. Some disinfecting sprays may also reduce the adhesion of the patch.

Step 2

Look for a location to get good coverage both on the device and the surrounding skin areas. Also look for an area that does not move or twist a lot. This will allow the patch to be in the best position for securing the device to your body. It is very important to locate the device "window" prior to device and patch placement. Rotate the device prior to installation to ensure patch is facing the correct direction.

Step 3

Peel the paper backing off the back of the patch to the point where the device "window" is visible, and you have enough area so that you can see the device and target placement site. If you tear the backing, fold the tear edge back so it does not stick.

Step 4

Press the patch to the skin and hold while you remove the remainder of the backing, align patch as you go. Press down on the entire patch area. Try not to stretch the patch too much before it fully adheres. Push and hold as the adhesive needs body heat to activate and cure.

It may help to heat skin area and or patch area lightly with a blow dryer before placement of patch and after placement to help cure the adhesive faster (do not over do it with the heat). The adhesive needs to cure to the patch material too. It is amazing what a little warmth can do. Push and hold!

If the patch folded onto itself, the adhesive will not set immediately and you do have time to stretch it out and reposition the patch on your skin. Try not to stretch the patch too much as it may wrinkle.

Step 5

Finish the design. There was a cutout window for the device. Place the cut out over the transmitter in the correct orientation to complete your cool design. Wait a few hours to allow the adhesive to cure before starting activities! 

Daily care

Daily care of your patch is necessary to help maintain a good-looking patch. After bathing or showering pat the patch dry with a towel. If you find the adhesive is coming off after getting wet you can use a hair dryer and press the patch down to re-activate the adhesive. You can also use a Skin Tac wipe to glue down any loose edges.

Removing the patch

The product was designed to stay in place for a week or possibly longer, but is easy to remove. To remove start in the center and just pull up at an angle and tear off while trying not to pull up the sensor adhesive. You can use Tac Away wipes to remove any leftover adhesive residue.