An end to scars? Breakthrough could heal wounds without leaving a trace.
Scar-less wounds could be the future, according to a new study which has developed an alternative healing process.
Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania have worked out out how to manipulate lesions so they heal as regenerated skin as opposed to scar tissue.
It would mean marks made from operations or plastic surgery would be barely visible to the untrained eye.
The discovery, if rolled out mainstream, would provide relief to countless patients - not least women who undergo a cesarean section or intrusive operations.
It would also, no doubt, be a win for plastic surgery patients, who could flawlessly disguise their nips and tucks.