First of all, a patch of skin the size of postage stamp is extracted. Trained professionals then have to separate the stem cells found in this skin patch and place them into a liquid solution. This solution is then sprayed onto the burned area, with the entire procedure lasting around 90 minutes.
In one remarkable case, a 43-year-old man sustained a number of horrific hot water scalds to his upper arm and left shoulder, which were so bad that he was left with massive raised welts. After undergoing SkinGun treatment, a brand new layer of skin had formed within 6 days. Five weeks later and he had incredibly recovered his full range of motion.
Under normal circumstances, burn wounds heal from the outside in, as the healthy skin supplies the wounded area with stem cells, eventually forming a new layer. However, this process is very time-consuming, and is often prone to scarring.
On the other hand, the SkinGun allows new skin to form evenly across the entire wounded area from the onset. The risk of infection or scarring is also massively reduced, since the short duration of the treatment won't allow bacteria to take over the affected area.
When will the SkinGun be available in clinics?