Surgeons at the Stanford school of medicine are mulling with the idea of regenerating facial skin. This procedure if developed successfully, would eliminate the need for a full face transplant. The problem with facial transplants is that, patients have to remain on immuno suppressive drugs for the whole life. Surgeons, feel that solution to rejection problem, is to find a way to build immuno-tolerance in patients, instead of putting them on drugs, for the rest of their life span. Thus the ultimate answer to immune rejection, would be, if it can be dealt at cellular level rather than pharmacological one.

Scientists plan to achieve this using stem cell to regenerate skin. Surgeons are of strong belief that stem cells and regenerative medicine would be remedy for facial injuries. But they are not certain about, when the treatments would be available.

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