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Facial Plast Surg. 2019 Dec;35(6):666-671. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-3401642. Epub 2019 Nov 29.

Management of Facial Scars.

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1
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington.
2
School of Medicine, Saint George's University, Saint George, Grenada.
3
Radiation Oncology, Texas Oncology, Fort Worth, Texas.
4
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica, New York.
5
Saman ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery, Plano, Texas.
6
Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas.

Abstract

Scarring is a natural process of healing after damage to the skin that extends to the reticular dermis. While some scars may be socially acceptable, even admirable, scars of the face can be viewed as disfiguring or ugly. Minimizing the appearance of facial scars and optimizing their cosmetic outcome ideally begin before surgery or, in the cause of trauma, at the initial reconstruction. Even when there has been poor initial healing, a scar's appearance can be improved. Herein, we review conservative, medical, and surgical therapies to improve the appearance of facial scars.

PMID:
31783425
DOI:
10.1055/s-0039-3401642
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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