Techniques for optimizing surgical scars, part 2: Hypertrophic scars and keloids

Kathryn Potter, Sailesh Konda, Vicky Zhen Ren, Apphia Lihan Wang, Aditya Srinivasan, Suneel Chilukuri

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Abstract

Surgical management of benign or malignant cutaneous tumors may result in noticeable scars that are of great concern to patients, regardless of sex, age, or ethnicity. Techniques to optimize surgical scars are discussed in this three-part review. Part 2 focuses on scar revision for hypertrophic and keloids scars. Scar revision options for hypertrophic and keloid scars include corticosteroids, bleomycin, fluorouracil, verapamil, avotermin, hydrogel scaffold, nonablative fractional lasers, ablative and fractional ablative lasers, pulsed dye laser (PDL), flurandrenolide tape, imiquimod, onion extract, silicone, and scar massage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-456
Number of pages6
JournalSKINmed
Volume15
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Dermatology

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    Potter, K., Konda, S., Ren, V. Z., Wang, A. L., Srinivasan, A., & Chilukuri, S. (2017). Techniques for optimizing surgical scars, part 2: Hypertrophic scars and keloids. SKINmed, 15(6), 451-456.