Consensus and supplementsReducing the impact of hypertrophic scarring

Reducing the impact of hypertrophic scarring

18/09/13 | Assessment and diagnosis, Burns, Service delivery, Wellbeing and concordance | Clare McGrory

Reducing the impact of hypertrophic scarringWhile a “normal” scar is soft, flat, pale in colour, and hardly visible, the deeper a wound is and the longer it takes to heal, the more abnormal and problematic the subsequent scar may be. Hypertrophic scarring is a common scar abnormality and often occurs following burns. This article explores how early and ongoing scar assessment is important and sets out specific regimens suitable for those with hypertrophic scars.