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They have found a compound which, when injected under the skin before and after an incision, significantly improves the appearance of scars.
The drug, avotermin, is based on a special molecule known as 'transforming growth factor beta3', which sends signals between cells and makes the collagen — a key component of skin — knit together more effectively.
Harry Potter's magical scar and Prince William's mark, caused by a friend swinging a seven iron at him, could be removed by a new jab Lead researcher Professor Mark Ferguson, from the University of Manchester, said the drug had the potential to be an effective anti-scarring drug.
Writing in the Lancet medical journal, he wrote: 'We detected substantial differences in collagen organisation in some participants, with avotermin-treated scars more closely resembling the basket-weave pattern of normal skin. However, the technique is only cosmetic, and only works on the skin. This means cervical cancer is it deadly could not prevent the scarring of the fallopian tubes and ovaries which can result in infertility.
And it is unlikely it could have much of an effect on people who are scarred in accidents. Share or comment on this article: Scientists develop jab that could make scars a thing of the past Most watched News videos.