Edited by: Yixin Zhang and Rei Ogawa
Over the past 10 years, our understanding on the pathogenesis of scars and inflammatory scars such as keloids and hypertrophic scars has improved markedly. As a result, these previously intractable scars are now regarded as being treatable. There are many therapeutic options, including surgery, radiation, corticosteroids, 5-fluorouracil, cryotherapy, laser therapy, anti-allergy agents, anti-inflammatory agents, bleaching creams and make-up therapies. Especially, recent development of laser devices and improvement of surgical techniques and following adjuvant therapies have changed this situation little by little. However, “scarless wound healing” is still difficult while “less-scar wound healing” seems to be accomplishable.
This thematic series introduces most advanced scar therapies by surgery and laser treatments to expand specialists’ knowledge.
This series was published in Burns & Trauma.