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What recell treats
- Enhances wound healing
How does the procedure work?
Recell allows the practitioner to collect specialised cells from a small sample of the patient’s healthy skin and process them for application to another area. The Recell device separates skin cells and places them in a special suspension fluid. This suspension can be sprayed on to treat wounds and other skin defects that are much larger than the donor site. Recell can be used to enhance wound healing, minimise scarring and reintroduce skin colour where a loss of colour has occurred due to injury or disease such as vitiligo.
What will the patient experience during the procedure?
Local anaesthetic is injected and a small sample of skin is collected (biopsy) close to the area to be treated. The biopsy is usually one to two centimetres square and is also treated with the spray to help healing. While the practitioner is preparing the area to be treated, the skin will be placed into the Recell kit, which separates the cells in preparation for them to be sprayed onto the skin.
What can the patient expect after the procedure?
The treated area and biopsy site will be covered with a dressing. The area will initially be numb but may sting soon after the operation. Patients can take medication to reduce any discomfort. The dressing will be removed three to five days later. If the treatment is to reintroduce pigment, it will occur slowly over several months as the cells grow, mature and start to produce pigment (melanin).