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    A then attached to the wounded area or site B The most preferred source of skin for any skin grafting procedures is from the patient himself, this is called an auto graft Perlelux The body's immune system will ultimately try and reject foreign skin which is why sourcing from the patient himself is the best option for long-term treatment In some cases, the patient may be too injured for the doctors to perform an auto graft in which case doctors may place a temporary skin covering to slow down the chance of infection until the patient can regain strength for the auto graft The second skin graft procedure is called an allograft, skin that is sourced from another human or a cadaver Allograft can last seven to ten days before the body will ultimately reject them A similar graft, Engrafts, are temporary skin covering from animals (usually pigs) that can only last three to five days before they are rejected Allograft and engrafts are primarily used to buy time for the patient In most cases, they can provide enough protection to allow the skin to regenerate on its own When auto grafts are necessary, there are three major types to choose from Deciding on which auto graft method to use is dependent on the amount and depth of the skin loss on the patient A Split-thickness graft is used for the shallowest wounds, those that affect only the epidermis and part of the dermis It is called a split-thickness graft because the doctor removes only a few layers of skin from the donor site Similar to split-thickness grafts, full-thickness grafts require all three skin layers, the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis, to be removed from the donor site

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