Management of keloids and hypertrophic scars.

Posted at — Dr. Pável Reyes Rodríguez — marzo 16th, 2012 — 12:48 PM under Temas de meses anteriores

Management of keloids and hypertrophic scars
Juckett G, Hartman-Adams H.
Am Fam Physician. 2009 Aug 1;80(3):253-60.

genericpar0001imageKeloids and hypertrophic scars represent an exuberant healing response that poses a challenge for physicians. Patients at high risk of keloids are usually younger than 30 years and have darker skin. Sternal skin, shoulders and upper arms, earlobes, and cheeks are most susceptible to developing keloids and hypertrophic scars. High-risk trauma includes burns, ear piercing, and any factor that prolongs wound healing. Keloid formation often can be prevented if anticipated with immediate silicone elastomer sheeting, taping to reduce skin tension, or corticosteroid injections. Despite the popularity of over-the-counter herb-based creams, the evidence for their use is mixed, and there is little evidence that vitamin E is helpful.

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