WARNING: Video contains graphic images.
When human flesh is burned, skin damage takes place — killing the majority of the affected cells. There are three types of primary burns: first-, second-, and third-degree.
Each degree is relevant to the severity of the skin damage — third degree is the most severe.
Typically, intensive treatment such as skin grafting is recommended to help heal and restore skin to its original condition. However, Dr. Jörg Gerlach recently came up with a solution to speed up the recovery process.
The solution? It’s called the Skin Cell Gun. It works by taking a person’s own skin cells, breaks it down with enzymes to create a solution, and is then sprayed back onto the affected area.
According to the video above, the healing time is incredibly quicker than any modern skin grafting (when skin is removed from one area of the body and transplanted to another) techniques available.
The sci-fi-esque procedure is said to only take three to four days to heal the damage, while skin grafts take approximately a month.