Several dermal substitutes are available on the market, but there is no precise indication that helps surgeons choose the proper one. Few studies have tried to compare different xenogeneic bioengineered products, but no objective bio-parametric comparison has been made yet. Fifteen patients who underwent skin reconstruction with Integra® or Pelnac® were retrospectively evaluated. After at least 12 months of follow-up, an objective and quantitative assessment of several skin biophysical properties, such as color, texture, elasticity, hydration, glossiness and trans-epidermal water loss, were measured with non-invasive skin measurement devices. The grafted skin showed a reduction of the superficial hydration level and a tendency to lower values of trans-epidermal water loss with both dermal substitutes. Melanic and hemoglobin pigmentation were higher in comparison to the donor site in both groups, while a melanic pigmentation increase versus the surrounding skin was seen just with Integra®. Finally, the skin was found to be more elastic when reconstructed with Integra®. The skin barrier appeared to be intact in both groups. Hence, these substitutes are valuable means of skin regeneration. Integra® seems to be more advantageous for reconstructing areas that need more skin flexibility.

Several dermal substitutes are available on the market, but there is no precise indication that helps surgeons choose the proper one. Few studies have tried to compare different xenogeneic bioengineered products, but no objective bio-parametric comparison has been made yet. Fifteen patients who underwent skin reconstruction with Integra (R) or Pelnac (R) were retrospectively evaluated. After at least 12 months of follow-up, an objective and quantitative assessment of several skin biophysical properties, such as color, texture, elasticity, hydration, glossiness and trans-epidermal water loss, were measured with non-invasive skin measurement devices. The grafted skin showed a reduction of the superficial hydration level and a tendency to lower values of trans-epidermal water loss with both dermal substitutes. Melanic and hemoglobin pigmentation were higher in comparison to the donor site in both groups, while a melanic pigmentation increase versus the surrounding skin was seen just with Integra (R). Finally, the skin was found to be more elastic when reconstructed with Integra (R). The skin barrier appeared to be intact in both groups. Hence, these substitutes are valuable means of skin regeneration. Integra (R) seems to be more advantageous for reconstructing areas that need more skin flexibility.

Objective Non-Invasive Bio-Parametric Evaluation of Regenerated Skin: A Comparison of Two Acellular Dermal Substitutes / Rampazzo, Silvia; Ferrari, Marco; Sotgiu, Maria Alessandra; Piu, Gabriella; Solinas, Maria Giuliana; Usai, Noemi; Bulla, Antonio; Serra, Pietro Luciano; Grieco, Federica; Montella, Andrea; Mazzarello, Vittorio; Rubino, Corrado. - In: LIFE. - ISSN 2075-1729. - 14:1(2024), p. 121. [10.3390/life14010121]

Objective Non-Invasive Bio-Parametric Evaluation of Regenerated Skin: A Comparison of Two Acellular Dermal Substitutes

Rampazzo, Silvia;Sotgiu, Maria Alessandra;Solinas, Maria Giuliana;Usai, Noemi;Bulla, Antonio;Serra, Pietro Luciano;Grieco, Federica;Montella, Andrea;Mazzarello, Vittorio;Rubino, Corrado
2024-01-01

Abstract

Several dermal substitutes are available on the market, but there is no precise indication that helps surgeons choose the proper one. Few studies have tried to compare different xenogeneic bioengineered products, but no objective bio-parametric comparison has been made yet. Fifteen patients who underwent skin reconstruction with Integra (R) or Pelnac (R) were retrospectively evaluated. After at least 12 months of follow-up, an objective and quantitative assessment of several skin biophysical properties, such as color, texture, elasticity, hydration, glossiness and trans-epidermal water loss, were measured with non-invasive skin measurement devices. The grafted skin showed a reduction of the superficial hydration level and a tendency to lower values of trans-epidermal water loss with both dermal substitutes. Melanic and hemoglobin pigmentation were higher in comparison to the donor site in both groups, while a melanic pigmentation increase versus the surrounding skin was seen just with Integra (R). Finally, the skin was found to be more elastic when reconstructed with Integra (R). The skin barrier appeared to be intact in both groups. Hence, these substitutes are valuable means of skin regeneration. Integra (R) seems to be more advantageous for reconstructing areas that need more skin flexibility.
2024
Several dermal substitutes are available on the market, but there is no precise indication that helps surgeons choose the proper one. Few studies have tried to compare different xenogeneic bioengineered products, but no objective bio-parametric comparison has been made yet. Fifteen patients who underwent skin reconstruction with Integra® or Pelnac® were retrospectively evaluated. After at least 12 months of follow-up, an objective and quantitative assessment of several skin biophysical properties, such as color, texture, elasticity, hydration, glossiness and trans-epidermal water loss, were measured with non-invasive skin measurement devices. The grafted skin showed a reduction of the superficial hydration level and a tendency to lower values of trans-epidermal water loss with both dermal substitutes. Melanic and hemoglobin pigmentation were higher in comparison to the donor site in both groups, while a melanic pigmentation increase versus the surrounding skin was seen just with Integra®. Finally, the skin was found to be more elastic when reconstructed with Integra®. The skin barrier appeared to be intact in both groups. Hence, these substitutes are valuable means of skin regeneration. Integra® seems to be more advantageous for reconstructing areas that need more skin flexibility.
Objective Non-Invasive Bio-Parametric Evaluation of Regenerated Skin: A Comparison of Two Acellular Dermal Substitutes / Rampazzo, Silvia; Ferrari, Marco; Sotgiu, Maria Alessandra; Piu, Gabriella; Solinas, Maria Giuliana; Usai, Noemi; Bulla, Antonio; Serra, Pietro Luciano; Grieco, Federica; Montella, Andrea; Mazzarello, Vittorio; Rubino, Corrado. - In: LIFE. - ISSN 2075-1729. - 14:1(2024), p. 121. [10.3390/life14010121]
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