ReCell for burns and scars Perth



A great skin treatment for acne scars, burn scars and more.

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What is ReCell?

ReCell™ is an innovative device that enables a doctor to apply your own skin cells, collected from a small sample, to an area that requires re-texturing, healing or the reintroduction of pigment. ReCell™ has been developed by Australian of the Year, Dr Fiona Wood, a plastic surgeon and burns specialist.

ReCell™ helps to avoid the formation of scars and can replace old scar tissue or damaged skin with the skin tone and colour of the surrounding tissue. It can also be used to reintroduce skin colour (pigment) to areas of skin that are whiter than the surrounding skin.

Doctors use ReCell™ to treat acute wounds such as burns, old scars or during cosmetic surgery operations to enhance healing and reduce the formation of scars and blotchy skin.

Common names

Spray on Skin

Targeted areas

ReCell™ is particularly beneficial for treating a variety of skin issues, including burns, scars, and vitiligo, offering the potential to restore the appearance and function of damaged skin. The precision of the ReCell™ system allows targeted treatment, ensuring that only the scarred or damaged areas are addressed, leading to more efficient and effective healing.


Please be aware that you must have a GP referral before booking a consultation with Dr Murray.

Procedure Information

Procedure Type



From $3,074.50

*excluding theatre fee, post-surgical garments, post operative medications. An all-inclusive fee will be discussed at time of consultation with Dr Murray.


ReCell™ therapy offers a transformative solution for skin repair, with full results typically emerging within 12 to 18 months post-treatment. This timeline allows for the natural processes of skin regeneration and healing to occur.

Recovery Time

The recovery period following a ReCell™ procedure typically spanning just 5 to 7 days. During this time, patients may experience some discomfort and the treated area will undergo the initial stages of healing. It’s important for patients to follow post-procedure care instructions closely to ensure optimal healing.

Treatable Area's



In accordance with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) protocol, it is a prerequisite to obtain a GP referral for all cosmetic surgical procedures before scheduling a consultation with Dr. Glenn Murray. Additionally, a Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) questionnaire will need to be completed to assess your suitability for the procedure. To facilitate informed discussions and address any questions you may have, informational videos will be sent to your designated email prior to your meeting with Dr. Murray. Following a second consultation with a member of our clinical team, a mandatory 7-day cooling off period will commence. During this time, we strongly encourage you to seek further information and education regarding your desired procedure, as well as consider obtaining a second opinion. After the 7-day cooling off period, you are welcome to proceed with scheduling your procedure and embark on your Absolute Cosmetic journey.

It is imperative to strictly avoid smoking, vaping, and illicit drug use before, during, and after the procedure. Nicotine consumption during the surgical process heightens the risk of complications, infection, delayed healing, or an unsatisfactory cosmetic outcome. Please note that we maintain a stringent cancellation policy for those who continue to smoke or vape. We advise all patients to cease smoking at least 2 weeks before the procedure and to abstain for 6 weeks following the procedure. Reducing nicotine intake does not diminish the risk of complications; the most substantial health benefit is derived from quitting smoking altogether. We highly recommend and encourage the use of nicotine cessation aids during this period. For more comprehensive information regarding potential complications and guidance on quitting smoking, please refer to this resource.

It is vital to note that if you have smoked within the last 2 weeks, the procedure will be canceled, and payment will not be refunded.

To ensure your readiness for the procedure, being in good health is essential. It’s crucial to avoid blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, fish oil, green tea, and turmeric leading up to the procedure. Additionally, a blood test should be conducted at least 1 week before the scheduled procedure. A nurse will go through an extensive checklist to ensure that you are well prepared, via a pre-operative call before your procedure day.

On the day of the procedure, fasting is mandatory, meaning you should refrain from consuming food or water for 6 hours prior to your scheduled surgical start time. However, you may take a small sip of water in the morning to consume any pre-surgery medication if necessary. These precautions are taken to optimize your safety and the success of the procedure. All paperwork must be completed before the procedure and will be sighted and signed by your admitting surgical nurse.

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Cosmetic surgery medical requirements

From 1 July 2023, new regulations around cosmetic surgery were implemented by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) and the Medical Board of Australia. Please make sure you have read and understood these new reforms when considering your cosmetic surgery

How does ReCell™ work?

ReCell™ produces a ‘spray solution’ that contains all of the skin cells necessary to promote healthy skin growth. This includes keratinocyte cells that form the basis of healthy skin, and melanocyte cells that produce skin colour (melanin).

The cells are processed while the doctor prepares the area to be treated and are then sprayed onto the skin. Once applied to the wound, these cells multiply and spread throughout the skin, resulting in increased healing.

What happens during the procedure?

A small sample of skin (biopsy) is collected from an area close to the skin you want to treat. This ensures the treated area has the same texture and colour as the surrounding skin. The biopsy is collected after you have received medication to numb any discomfort.

The biopsy is usually around 1-2 cm square and is also treated with the spray to help it heal properly. While the doctor is preparing the area to be treated, the skin will be placed into the ReCell™ kit to enable the surgeon to separate the cells, allowing them to be easily sprayed onto the skin.

ReCell™ recovery and aftercare

The treated area and biopsy site will be covered with a dressing. The area will initially be numb but may sting soon after the operation. This is normal, Dr Murray will prescribe you pain relief so that you can appropriately manage your pain when you return home.

After 3-5 days, depending on your reason for having ReCell™, you will return to our Nedlands clinic where the dressing will be removed by your doctor or clinical nurse. The skin may be red, but your doctor will give you advice about creams you can use and what you should expect after the treatment.

What should you expect in the longer term?

The results following surgery with ReCell™ are dependent on your reason for undergoing the treatment, the severity of your condition, and the ability of your body to recuperate after an operation. It is normal for the pigmentation to take some time to reach its optimum state. If you have had the treatment to reintroduce pigment, e.g. Vitiligo, this may occur slowly over several months as the skin grows, matures and starts to produce pigment (melanin). Every patient is different and many contributing factors like age, genetics, lifestyle will determine how well you heal and your final outcome.

The risks

ReCell surgery, although used in regenerative medicine and skin repair can hold potential risks. These include but not limited to: infection, allergic reaction, delayed wound healing, scarring and/or hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation to name a few.

It’s essential for patients considering ReCell surgery to discuss these risks with our clinical team and ensure they have a clear understanding of the potential outcomes before proceeding with the procedure.

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Glenn Murray

Medical Director and Owner

Dr. Murray (MED0001196978) leads the team of doctors and health professionals at Absolute Cosmetic, bringing over two decades of full-time experience in cosmetic medicine to his role as Medical Director and Owner of Absolute Cosmetic Perth.

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*Before and After Disclaimer. All before and after photographs show actual patients of Absolute Cosmetic and are published with written consent. Images have not been digitally enhanced or altered. Outcomes shown are only relevant for each patient and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience. Results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. Please read the associated treatment page for information regarding risks and recovery. All surgical before and after photographs are taken before and one year after the procedure unless otherwise specified. All surgical procedures have been performed by Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner, Perth.

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Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner. General disclaimer: Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as... genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen. Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available here, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. For real patient images, please visit our Before and After page. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. This website contains imagery which is only suitable for audiences 18+.

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