Jun 1, 1995

Further applications of "bilayer artificial skin"

British Journal of Plastic Surgery
S SuzukiY Ikada

Abstract

A "bilayer artificial skin", composed of an inner layer of collagen sponge and an outer silicone layer, was developed by modifying the material reported by Yannas and Burke. Since our early results from experimental and clinical use of the original version of the "bilayer artificial skin" were reported, several improvements have been made in stages to eliminate some drawbacks related to disinfection and preservation and to reduce the primary cost of manufacture. The latest version of the material was successfully used in 27 sites on 23 patients. In this paper, the improvements in the material and the clinical results are described.

Mentioned in this Paper

Malignant Neoplasm of Skin
Disinfection
Nevus
Skin Substitutes
Leg Ulcer
Zyderm
Teens
Freeze Drying
Silicones
Collagen Location

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