Article by: Perry Romanowski

As a cosmetic chemist, it is always good to keep an eye out on developments in other fields of science. I found this article about advancements in skin regrowing technology interesting and pondered how it might affect skin care of the future.

Spray on skin

According to the article, scientists have been able to take a small scraping of cells from a patient and disperse the cells in a solution of trypsin. When the solution is sprayed back on the burn site the melanocytes and basal stem cells take hold and start dividing and growing. In less than a week, healthy skin has replaced damaged skin.

Cosmetic connection

This is a great advancement for medicine and I look forward to following the developments of the clinical trials that are going to take place. But it also could be an intriguing new way to treat aging and damaged skin. I can imagine a future in which dermatologists take people’s own skin stem cells and spray them more evenly onto aged skin improving the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.

Is this skin care of the future?

Probably not for a decade or more but this certainly does point to a new direction in the development of skin care treatments.

4 comments

  1. Nancy Liedel

    This would change lives. Port wine stains, faces scarred horribly by acne, or other issues, areas of the body where the skin is damaged and needs to be removed. Far and away more than the most important thing it can do, create skin for people who would otherwise die of burns.

    Aging skin, of course (and in ten years I’ll be the first one to sign up) is fantastic.

    I just know burn victims and to remove the need for other skin and the need to not worry about rejection? Start growing them kidney’s with pills (reference to sci fi and if you don’t get what movie it is, you really do lose your status as a nerd, or nerd wannabe).

    1. Perry

      Yeah, there are definitely some great applications for this technology.

  2. kathy

    i have heard of this before and i have seen it on youtube i think? wow, isn’t it great if we could to use this treatment for aging skin.

  3. Jannah Hagens

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