Biomask for skin regeneration

Written by Regenerative Medicine

Editorial by XingGuo Cheng et al. (Southwest Research Institute, TX, USA) discussing critical challenges in facial skin wound healing and the potential restoration of aesthetic, functional facial skin by utilizing the ‘Biomask’ concept for wound management.

The use of helmets and body armor in modern warfare greatly reduces the mortality and severity of injury for soldiers. However, facial injuries resulting from improvised explosive devices, gun shots and burns are still common. In this editorial, XingGuo Cheng, James J Yoo and Robert G Hale discuss the concept of the Biomask, where a custom-made neodermal matrix is applied to the face and partnered with stem cell-enriched fat to optimize graft take.

Cheng X, Yoo JJ, Hale RG. Biomask for skin regeneration. Regen. Med. 9(3), 245—248 (2014).

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