I am a big fan of skin stapling. It's fast, easy, and does not require local anesthetic like suturing. (I know some have had sutures without anesthetic, I have sutured myself without anesthetic, also.) Because of infection risk, it may make sense to leave a wound open rather than close it. When in doubt, it is often best to leave it open. Here is a skin stapler on Amazon Surgical Disposable Sterile Skin Stapler w/Enhanced Control, 35 Preloaded Staples: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific Here is a decent video of using skin staples My technique is slightly different than this video. I prefer to start away from me and work towards me, that way I can see the staples I did previously and the last staple is not underneath the next staple site. Here is a skin staple remover Amazon.com: Skin Staple Remover Kit: Health & Personal Care Here is a somewhat gnarly video of staples being removed But I have taken them out effectively with a couple of hemostats if there was not a remover immediately available. As always, I do not take responsibility for what anyone does because of something they saw on the internet.