According to research conducted at the University of Queensland, Spray-on skin helps child burn victims cope with scarring trauma… Here’ s more from the Australian university:
A study has shown most children reported an improvement in the appearance of their
scars and were happier when they used the product, called Microskin.
The new liquid spray-on skin technology, which binds to the topmost layer of skin, is a world first Australian invention. It is waterproof and sweat-resistant, with one application lasting three to four days.
Researchers at the Stuart Pegg Paediatric Burns Centre and UQ’s Department of Psychiatry collaborated to evaluate the effect of Microskin on the emotional and behavioural functioning of 20 young patients with burn scarring. Department of Psychiatry Senior Research Technician Sarah Swannell said 85 percent of all children reported their scars looked either “much better” (40 percent) or “better” (45 percent) with Microskin.
“Eighty percent of children felt happier or ‘mostly’ happier, as well as more confident, when they had Microskin covering their scars,” Ms Swannell said. Twenty children, with an average age of twelve years were involved in the study. The vast majority of children indicated they enjoyed social outings more when wearing Microskin.
Most children could not feel Microskin on their skin. The study also showed that use of the product lead to improvements in how the patient’s family functioned.