The color of the developing Neodermis
will generally range from red to pink to orange/peach to
vanilla. The photos shown here represent Neodermis formation
at different time points. Although generalizations about
appearance and texture may be made, it is important that
you become experienced in recognizing the progression of
maturing Neodermis. Recognizing healthy Neodermis will improve
your clinical judgment about when to intervene in those
instances when complications may arise.
The INTEGRA® Template
has just been placed on the excised wound bed. At
this stage the matrix tends to be reddish in color
due to blood staining.
The Neodermis formation is well underway. Cellular
infiltration has altered the matrix color from red
to a pinkish color.
Good vascularization is occurring and the color
is taking on an orange/peach appearance
Silicone has been removed. The Neodermis has matured
and is ready for epidermal autografting. It may appear
vanilla in color.