A research carried out by researchers of the University of Queensland at Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane reveals that the Spray-on skin helps the child burns victims to deal with the agony of scaring. Microskin, the so-called spray-on skin product showed a significant improvement in appearance of the scars of the children. An abstract from the Media Release… The new liquid spray-on skin technology, which binds to the topmost layer of skin, is a world first Australian invention. It is waterproof and sweat-resistant, with one application lasting three to four days. Eighty percent of children felt happier or ‘mostly’ happier, as well as more confident, when they had Microskin covering their scars,” Ms Swannell said. Twenty children, with an average age of twelve years were involved in the study. The vast majority of children indicated they enjoyed social outings more when wearing Microskin. Most children could not feel Microskin on their skin. The study also showed that use of the product lead to improvements in how the patient’s family functioned.
Transpharma Medical Ltd. aims at developing innovative drug-products in partnership with leading pharmaceutical companies. Their latest product, ViaDerm drug delivery system makes use of the RF-MicroChannel Technology. The ViaDerm system comprises a reusable battery-powered electronic gadget that integrates a microelectrode array and a patch holding the drug. The ViaDerm device passes the drug into the skin via the RF-MicroChannels. It comes in three different sizes depending upon the amount of drug to be diffused into the skin. The ViaDerm technology is quite safe as the results showed minor erythema and negligible pain.
If you are always on a hunt to find some age defying cosmetics or treatments to brag a youthful and glowy skin, Philips has an indifferent light therapy bowl for you which they exhibited at their Simplicity event. The simple concept is the light therapy. Well, the bowl is filled with varied colors in accordance with your skin’s state. To reap the benefits of the light rays and a youthful skin, women have to put their face on the bowl. Moreover, it also has a pen that emanates UV rays to fend off the dark spots on your face. Well, if the words are true, the light therapy bowl might prove as a good alternate to the laser treatment. There is no detailed info about its commercial availability or pricing.
Now, the health care professionals have an X-ray vision. Well, a bioscience company named Luminetx has developed VeinViewer that will enable the health care workers an x-ray vision by highlighting veins. No doubt, nurses will be at ease while poking a needle in some sensitive parts of the body regardless of the patient’s age and body tone. The VeinViewer actually works using a combination of near-infrared light and patented technologies to image vascular structures. This will allow the physicians and nurses to unmistakably view accessible vasculature in real time, directly on the surface of the skin.