Did you know…
Did you know…
In 1879, Moritz Kaposi was one of the first to observe lack of pigment granules in the rete pegs of vitiligo.1
0.1 – 2.0 % Global population effected by Vitiligo.2
% healed after 18 weeks
There are limited options to treat hypopigmentation (where the skin has lost its normal colour) and vitiligo outside of a costly certified lab process or tedious grafting.
ReNovaCell™ treatment was used in a patient to reintroduce healthy cells of each of the various types found in normal skin (including melanocytes, responsible for producing the skin’s pigmentation or melanin) resulting in the restoration of normal pigmentation to a hypopigmented lesion associated with vitiligo.
Unlike other conventional therapies, ReNovaCell™ treatment is completed in a single procedure and does not require specialised equipment or a dedicated laboratory.
Photos courtesy of the Netherlands Institute for Pigment Disorders, Amsterdam
% restoration of normal pigmentation after 12 months
This patient with a hypopigmented scar had undergone three fraxel laser treatments to improve the aesthetic outcome, however the hypopigmentation persisted. Treatment with CO2 laser and RES™ restored almost 100% pigmentation in a single-stage procedure.
Photos courtesy of Associate Professor Greg Goodman, Dermatology Institute of Victoria, Australia
Fast healing and restoration of normal pigmentation and texture in acne scars
There are numerous methods available for the treatment of acne scarring. Hypopigmentation of the treated area is a risk, particularly with the treatment of individuals with darker skin tones. Severe scarring often requires deep ablation to minimize the textural imperfections, which further increases the risk of hypopigmentation and complications.
In this case, RES™ promoted faster epithelialisation to mitigate against scar formation following deep CO2 laser ablation (to the mid reticular dermis). Additionally, the presence of the complete complement of skin cell phenotypes resulted in the restoration of normal pigmentation of the treated area and a uniform complexion.
Photos courtesy of Dr. Gebhard Gramlich, German
Restoration of normal pigmentation and skin elasticity in burn scar
In this case study, RES™ was used as part of the revision of a mature dyspigmented, hypertrophic flame burn scar.
The scar was successfully restored to near-normal colour through the introduction of multi-phenotype skin cells found in normal skin, allowing for the restoration of normal pigmentation.
At 12 months the skin was described as much improved and remained soft, allowing for a greater range of motion.
Photos courtesy of Winthrop Professor F. M. Wood Burns Service of Western Australia, Royal Perth Hospital, Australia.