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Bioengineered Skin Substitutes for Wound Healing​

Skin substitutes are used to help:

  • Close wounds
  • Reduce pain
  • Promote healing
  • Eliminate the need for surgical skin grafts

The bioengineered skin substitutes used at UPMC Wound Healing Services closely resemble human skin in structure and function, and they can be used temporarily or permanently.

In wound healing, skin substitutes can be used for patients with: