Skin substitute may improve post-Mohs appearance

February 1, 2002

Chicago - A single application of tissue-engineered, bilayeredskin substitute (Human Skin Substitute, Apligraf) to full-thickness woundscreated from Mohs micrographic or excisional surgery treatment of skin cancersresults in scars slightly more favorable than those healed by secondary-intentionhealing, according to single center study results.