Skin Biologic Therapy Specialist

Wound Care Associates

Wound Care Specialist located in Delray Beach, FL

If you experience a severe burn or develop a diabetic foot ulcer, skin biologic therapy can help your body’s natural healing process, reduce scarring, and lower your risk of infection. At Wound Care Associates in Delray Beach, Florida, Eugenio Rodriguez, MD, and the team proudly offer several types of skin biologic therapy, including xenografts and autografts. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.

Skin Biologic Therapy Q&A

What is skin biologic therapy?

Skin biologic therapy is a safe, effective surgical treatment used to prevent scarring and other skin-related damage. It uses donated human or animal tissue to stimulate your body’s natural healing process and the creation of new, healthier tissue. 

Skin biologic therapy is a safe and effective means of treatment that lowers your risk of infection and transplant rejection.

What conditions can skin biologic therapy treat?

At Wound Care Associates, Dr. Rodriguez uses skin biologic therapy to treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Burns
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Amputations
  • Traumatic injuries

You might also benefit from skin biologic therapy post-Mohs surgery. That is particularly true if you had a large tumor removed that leaves an open wound.

What are the different types of skin biologic therapy?

Dr. Rodriguez offers several types of skin biologic therapy, including the latest regenerative technology. Depending on your individual needs, he might recommend:

Autografts

An autograft is a type of skin biologic therapy in which Dr. Rodriguez takes a sample of healthy skin from one part of your body and applies it to a burn, open wound, or diabetic ulcer.

An autograft is the safest and fastest healing skin biologic treatment available. However, it creates a second surgical site, which requires additional care and recovery time.

Xenografts

A xenograft is a type of skin biologic therapy that uses a tissue sample from an animal, like a cow or pig. The animal's skin has a very similar makeup and cellular structure to humans, ensuring your safety.

Xenografts are beneficial, in that they don’t require a second surgical site. However, it’s possible for your body to reject the tissue, which may increase your risk of complications during recovery.

Am I a good candidate for skin biologic therapy?

Only an experienced wound care specialist, like Dr. Rodriguez, can determine if you’re a good candidate for skin biologic therapy. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and a discussion of your goals for treatment, he can develop a custom care plan that aligns with your needs.

Usually, Dr. Rodriguez recommends more conservative treatments first. However, if you have a large open wound, diabetic ulcer, or severe burn, you likely qualify.

To explore skin biologic therapy as a treatment option, schedule an appointment at Wound Care Associates. Call the office or book a consultation online today.