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Sense and nonsense of scar creams and gels.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7976767     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The wish to prevent or improve scars, whether they are of surgical or traumatic origin, has led to the development of scar creams and gels that are said to influence the aesthetic appearance of a scar. In this article the literature on results of the topical application of various scar creams and gels is reviewed. It is concluded that no single modality has been proven to manage hypertrophic scarring except maybe silicone and BAPN. Further research into the physiology and pharmacophysiology of scar tissue is needed. With respect to scars, it still applies that even "plastic surgeons can't erase without a trace."
C J van den Helder; J J Hage
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aesthetic plastic surgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0364-216X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aesthetic Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-12-27     Completed Date:  1994-12-27     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701756     Medline TA:  Aesthetic Plast Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Academic Hospital of the Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Topical
Cicatrix, Hypertrophic / prevention & control*
Surgery, Plastic*
Wound Healing / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Gels; 0/Ointments

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