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CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting

CelluTome Skin Grafting Procedure at McLaren

The CelluTome epidermal harvesting system is a skin graft process that uses heat and vacuum pressure to help chronic wounds heal. Tiny pieces of healthy tissue, called epidermal microdomes, are removed (or harvested) from the patient’s own body and then transferred to the wound site. The procedure can be performed in an outpatient setting with minimal pain.

CelluTome gives an automated, precise and minimally invasive way to gather tissue from one part of the patient's body and quickly graft it to a chronic wound on another part of the body. Since there is minimal pain, there is no need to use anesthesia. The procedure usually takes less than one hour.

How It Works:

  • The CelluTome Harvester is placed over the donor site. A combination of gentle warmth and negative pressure are used to gather the epidermal microdomes.
  • The microdomes are secured on a special film.
  • The physician immediately transfers the film – with the microdomes attached – directly to the wound.

New skin cells generally begin to grow quickly, helping the wound to heal. The donor site generally heals in 2 to 3 weeks.

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