We have always been told to take care of our skin because it is the only pair we will ever get…until now. After three years of discussing the idea, scientists have finally come out with this futuristic spray gun to repair damaged skin. The treatment was developed by plastic surgeon, Dr Fiona Wood from Western Australia.
Basically, stem cells are extracted from a burn victim’s healthy skin and put into a specially designed gun. In a matter of an hour or so, the gun is ready and a single layer is sprayed over the wounded areas. Over a dozen people have already had the procedure and reported that the skin was restored over a few days.
“Matthew Uram, a Pennsylvania state police officer, is one of the first people to use the gun. After suffering third-degree burns from a bonfire gone awry, Uram’s doctors used the skin cell gun on him: ‘They did it on a Friday, and my follow up was that Monday, and the burn unit said it was healed. Completely healed.’ He described the technology as ‘like Star Wars.’”
This is an incredible step for stem cell advocates and has been a major aid in raising awareness for the necessity of further stem cell research. Once the results are guaranteed and administrated in clinical trails, this extraordinary machine will repair the lives of many who believed their lives were simply not repairable.
The clip below is a video demonstration of the process provided by National Geographic. Be advised: it contains graphic medical images.