ReNovaCell™ is an innovative treatment that can be used in conjunction with conventional cosmetic and skin resurfacing procedures to restore pigmentation and improve the appearance of skin defects.

The technology behind ReNovaCell® enables a small sample of a patient’s own skin to be used to restore pigmentation1,2,3,4,5,6 and improve the appearance of scars1,2, sun-damaged skin, wrinkles and lesions associated with vitiligo and piebaldism – both conditions are characterised by patches of skin that have lost their normal pigment.

First of all a small sample of skin is collected from an area of normal skin. While the clinician prepares the affected area to be treated, the ReNovaCell™ device is used to quickly prepare a suspension of healthy skin cells8 from the small skin sample, called Regenerative Epithelial Suspension™, or RES™. RES™, contains all the necessary elements9,10,11,12,13 for the promotion of skin growth and regeneration14 and is easily applied by the clinician to the treatment area.

RES™ has been used in thousands of procedures worldwide and offers distinct advantages for aesthetic procedures:


Simple. Effective.

A simple mechanism supported by robust clinical data, and used thousands of times.

Takes just 30 minutes to complete the following simple steps:


Take a small skin sample from a patient


Process in the ReNovaCell™ device


Apply the suspension back to the affected skin


Dress the treated area and let restoration complete


ReNovaCell® offers distinct advantages for the restoration of skin pigmentation as a result of scarring or skin defects.
Avita’s ReNovaCell® unique proprietary technology enables a clinician to rapidly treat a patient using just a small sample of their own skin.  As well as being fast and simple to use, it is proven to be effective.

  • Treatment for restoration of pigmentation1,2,3,4,5,6
  • Improve the appearance of scar1,2
  • Enhance healing following resurfacing procedures1,7
  • Simple procedure performed in the clinic

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  2. K.H. Busch, R. Bender , N. Walezko, H. Aziz, M.A. Altintas , M.C. Aust. Combination of medical needling and non-cultured autologous skin cell transplantation (ReNovaCell) for repigmentation of hypopigmented burn scars. Burns. 2016 May 2. pii: S0305-4179(16)30072-9. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2016.04.009. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Kesting MR, MacIver C, Wales CJ, Wolff KD, Nobis CP, Rohleder NH. Surface-optimized free flaps for complex facial defects after skin cancer. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2015 Nov;43(9):1792-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2015.08.010. Epub 2015 Aug 20
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  6. Komen L, Vrijman C, Tjin EP, Krebbers G, de Rie MA, Luiten RM, van der Veen J4, Wolkerstorfer A. Autologous cell suspension transplantation using a cell extraction device in segmental vitiligo and piebaldism patients: A randomized controlled pilot study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Jul;73(1):170-2
  7. Dunne JA, Saleh DB, Rawlins JM. Management of rhinophyma with Versajet™ and ReCell®. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Dec;51(8):e282-4. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2013.02.009. Epub 2013 Mar 16.
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  14. Gilmore MA. Phases of wound healing. Dimens Oncol Nurs. 1991. 5(3):32-4