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Adv Skin Wound Care. 2011 Dec;24(12):555-61. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000408465.81257.46.

Scar management practice and science: a comprehensive approach to controlling scar tissue and avoiding hypertrophic scarring.

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Plastic Surgery Department, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.


A meta-analysis of the literature forms the basis of a treatment regimen focused on the principles of support, controlled inflammation, hydration, and hastened collagen remodeling. The presented clinical trial avoided hypertrophic scarring in more than 80% of cases, validating the theory of targeting many areas of scar control in 1 approach.

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