wound healing

24 different uses for medical laser technologies
24 different uses for medical laser technologiesIn August, our table of the month focuses on different types and uses for laser technologies as outlined by Dr. Ron Wheeland.
The promises of lasers and light-based technologiesDr. Ron Wheeland reviews the past, present and future of laser and light-based technologies.
Wound healing and the HS patientPatients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) need wound care not only after surgery, to address HS scarring and tunneling from sinus tracts; they also need ongoing wound care for lesions that might be draining, says one dermatologist.
New topical hemostatic device in pipelineIf cleared, dermatologists might find the technology useful when excising lesions in patients on blood thinners and more.
The future of wound healing
The future of wound healingResearchers have developed a 3D printer that applies skin cells onto burn wounds. Bio-printed cells enhanced wound healing by three to four weeks compared with untreated or matrix-treated wounds. Researchers are compiling animal data to submit an IND application for a clinical trial.
Types of wounds and dressing options
Types of wounds and dressing optionsThe March Table of the Month discusses various dressing options and review times for certain wound types.
Alternative to skin graftingThere is a growing burden in wound management. Stem cells will be instrumental in the development of skin substitutes. Novel hydrogel promotes skin regeneration in in vivo experiments.
Cosmetic surgery and e-cigarette use
Cosmetic surgery and e-cigarette useResearchers offer advice on how to council e-cigarette users prior to surgery.
SkinGun technology repairs skinStem cell-infused mist with SkinGun technology offers an alternative treatment to skin burns, wounds, pigmentation disorders and scars.
Tips for optimal scar healingOne surgeon offers his tips for optimal scar healing.