Scar management practice and science: a comprehensive approach to controlling scar tissue and avoiding hypertrophic scarring

Adv Skin Wound Care. 2011 Dec;24(12):555-61. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000408465.81257.46.


A meta-analysis of the literature forms the basis of a treatment regimen focused on the principles of support, controlled inflammation, hydration, and hastened collagen remodeling. The presented clinical trial avoided hypertrophic scarring in more than 80% of cases, validating the theory of targeting many areas of scar control in 1 approach.

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis

MeSH terms

  • Bandages
  • Cicatrix, Hypertrophic / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Postoperative Care
  • Wound Healing*