Researchers are making progress when it comes to creating synthetic skin to one day be used for treating burn victims. Recently conducted tests, comparing the effects of skin cream on synthetic skins and rat skins, indicate that scientists are getting even closer to creating synthetic skin that will truly simulate human skin. According to researchers, after applying the cream, both the synthetic and animal skin samples showed signs of reduced roughness, increased ability to absorb moisture from the environment and softened skin surface.
Skin cell regeneration is difficult for a person who has been severely burned, which is why synthetic skins and animal skins can be helpful. But there are complications to consider when it comes to animal skins. In addition to the expense and ethical issues associated with obtaining animal skins, they vary depending on the type of animal. The consistency of synthetic skins makes them a more viable option for treating humans.
While there is still plenty of testing and research to be done, scientists are hopeful that these recent studies are a sign of the progress to come in developing synthetic skins that will one day mimic human skin.
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