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Topical modalities for treatment and prevention of postsurgical hypertrophic scars.

Abstract

There is no universally accepted treatment regimen and no evidence-based literature to guide management of hypertrophic scars. This article summarizes the existing literature regarding topical treatments such as silicone gel sheeting and ointment, onion extract, vitamin E, pressure garment therapy, massage therapy, and topical imiquimod 5% cream in the management of hypertrophic scars.

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  • Authors

    Foo CW, Tristani-Firouzi P

    Institution

    Department of Dermatology, University of Utah, 4A330 School of Medicine, 30 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84132-2409, USA. chong.foo@hsc.utah.edu

    Source

    Facial plastic surgery clinics of North America 19:3 2011 Aug pg 551-7

    MeSH

    Adjuvants, Immunologic
    Administration, Cutaneous
    Aminoquinolines
    Cicatrix, Hypertrophic
    Compression Bandages
    Dermatologic Agents
    Humans
    Massage
    Onions
    Phytotherapy
    Plant Extracts
    Postoperative Complications
    Silicone Gels
    Vitamin E
    Vitamins

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    21856542