VitaSuture: New Potential for Post Op Facial Wound Recovery
We have some great news related to the recovery/repair of facial wounds brought about by aesthetic procedures. VitaThreads LLC, a company that is developing an innovative Wound Management System named VitaSuture announced that they will present the very encouraging results of their study on “Fibrin Microthread Sutures for Reduced Scar Formation” during the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Congress (which will take place between May 14th-19th in Montréal, Québec).
The study evaluated the potential of Vitasuture in rat skin incision models comparing to traditional sutures. 23 rats had incisions and the wounds were treated by means of the brand news sutures (VitaSuture) and the results were compared with a control group of rats treated with traditional, currently available sutures. The results show that VitaSuture was able to close the wounds and be completely absorbed in a matter of 14 days with minimal inflammation, minimal fibrosis compared to the control group. No device linked complications were reported.
The author of the presentation, Kevin L. Smith MD, FACS commented on the potential of VitaSuture: “Facial suture technology has not appreciably advanced over the past many years and I believe that devices which enable rapid, inflammation-free healing offer the best clinical option for patients undergoing facial wound repair for aesthetic procedures. The data I have seen from VitaThreads VWMS technology suggests an opportunity to achieve this objective. I look forward to working with VitaThreads to further develop the VWMS and seeing this device enter the clinic.”
Obviously the brand new technology can bring a real revolution in facial aesthetic operations while minimal post op scarring is a really big goal for the cosmetic industry.