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Product Review – Gentrix Incisional Matrix for Improved Scar Appearance

  Acell is the manufacturer of a well known healing adjunct material that is based on urinary bladder mart  (UBM) technology. Research on extracellular matrix (ECM) constructs comprised of the epithelial basement membrane of the mammalian urinary bladder has been shown to favorably affect the tissue remodeling of the human wound. This has to variety Read More…

Product Review – BioBurst Rejuv Injections for Improved Incision Scars

  Helping surgical incisions heal faster and with less scar would be of interest to any patient but this is of particular relevance in the aesthetic surgery patient. One of the adverse tradeoffs of numerous cosmetic procedures is that of an incision and resultant scar to achieve the procedure’s potential benefits. While numerous postoperative scar Read More…

The Four Sins After Plastic Surgery

  The after care from major plastic surgery is obviously important. The plastic surgeon can do the operation perfectly but how one heals is another part of the equation that can lead to a satisfying result. While every operation has its own unique set of recovery instructions and things to do and not to do, Read More…

Plastic Surgery’s Did You Know? Scar Redness

While everyone acknowledges that incisions and scars take time to heal and look better, the natural history of this process confuses most patients. Immediately after surgery or a laceration repair, the skin edges and scar line looks great and has a natural color. This will continue to look this way before it changes for the Read More…

Plastic Surgery’s Did You Know? Smoking and Wound Healing

Smoking not only induces medical disease but impacts wound healing significantly. Its negative effects are thought to be primarily related to its reduced levels of tissue oxygenation, a critical factor that helps surgical wounds heal. Two major smoke consitutents, nicotine and carbon monoxide, causes peripheral vasoconstriction and decreases the ability of hemoglobin in red blood Read More…

Plastic Surgery’s Did You Know? Sutures and Wound Healing

  It is common practice to have sutures from surgery or a laceration repair removed after 7 to 10 days, if one has stitches of the non-dissolveable type. But the main reason that external sutures are removed is to prevent a type of scarring known as tracking or railroad marks, not because the wound is Read More…

Matristem for Wound Healing and Graft Stimulation

Wound healing and the science behind it is an integral part of plastic surgery. No medical specialty is faced with more diverse wound healing challenges being a referral source for difficult and non-healing surgery sites and wounds. Plastic surgery offers a wide spectrum of wound healing methods from tissue flaps, skin and fat grafting to Read More…

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