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Dermatol Surg. 2012 Aug;38(8):1310-21. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2012.02439.x. Epub 2012 Jun 5.

Treating scars: addressing surface, volume, and movement to expedite optimal results. Part 2: more-severe grades of scarring.

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Monash University, Clayton, Vic., Australia. gg@div.net.au

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The management of scarring (after acne, surgery, or disease) is an ongoing challenge.

METHODS:

This is the second of two reviews and will use a grading scale of disease burden to classify scarred patients. Treatment discussion will concentrate on procedures exerting effect on volume and surface changes and the effects of movement.

RESULTS:

Treatment relevant to the type and severity of scarring will be discussed and tabulated treatment plans outlined.

CONCLUSION:

Severe grades of scarring often require a combination of filling agents for volume deficit, injectable agents for hypertrophic disease, neurotoxins to effect movement, and fractionated and ablative resurfacing for surface changes.

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