“You stick your finger in a fire, you burn it and get a scar. With this you don’t end up with scarring,” said Dr. Martin Yarmuch, director of the MGH Center for Engineering in Medicine and one of the researchers. “That’s the key here. From an academic standpoint, it’s interesting to observe it. From an application standpoint, you get scar-less results.”
Specifically the technology is called 'pulsed electrical fields' for anyone interested.
I've never seen a study this optimistic about electricity being used for scarring. Add this to the growing list of treatments that would be non-invasive, probably very cheap, and with the potential to heal skin without scarring. I'm going to look up the paper that this article refers to.
Here's a quote on the same story, different article: (http://www.massgener...se.aspx?id=1822)
"Our results show that the procedure is safe, does not lead to scarring and increases skin metabolism and cell proliferation,” says Martin Yarmush, MD, PhD, director of the MGH Center for Engineering in Medicine and corresponding author of the paper. “We now need to investigate the impact of PEF treatment on aged skin, as well as on skin with other forms of damage, and we are looking for funding to help us design, build and test a device for clinical application.”
I hope someone funds them