Spectrum of abnormal skin scars and their clinical management

A. Bayat, D. A. McGrouther

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    Skin scars vary from a fine line which is the best outcome that surgery can achieve to a variety of abnormal scars. Scarring can cause physical, cosmetic and psychosocial consequences producing significant emotional and financial costs to the patient, physician and the health-care system. This article reviews the spectrum of abnormal scar types, and offers advice on assessment and treatment with current and potential future therapies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)527-532
    Number of pages5
    JournalBritish journal of hospital medicine
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006


    • etiology: Cicatrix
    • Dermabrasion
    • Humans
    • Laser Therapy
    • therapeutic use: Silicone Gels
    • therapeutic use: Steroids


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