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Scars A - Z Conference

Autologous fat grafting does not improve burn scar appearance

Fat grafting procedure has had a surge in popularity in more recent times. This procedure has been used for many different treatments including management of scars, correction of contour deformities, breast augmentation and facial rejuvenation. However, prospective randomised studies of...

Autologous fat graft in scar treatment

A retrospective study was performed of 694 patients with contracted and painful scars over a six year period. A total of 376 patients had burn scars, 54 patients had scars due to road trauma, 92 patients had scars from domestic...

Medical tattooing for a better life

Dermatography (medical tattooing), was first documented in the 19th century, and is nowadays frequently performed for nipple reconstruction after mastectomy. Despite its popularity in the field of breast reconstruction, this procedure is not used on a broad scale in any...

Lipofilling for scar improvement

Since Coleman et al. in 1991 reported on lipofilling, numerous applications have been reported; these include but are not limited to contour restoration, lip augmentation and wrinkle therapy. There have also been some one-off reports of improvements in scars following...

Note from the Editor

In 2005 I wrote a paper with my colleague Linda Huang which looked at keloid and hypertrophic scars from a rather different perspective (Burd A, Huang L. Hypertrophic response and keloid diathesis: two very different forms of scar. Plast Reconstr...

In conversation with Dr Peter Shumaker

“The views expressed in this interview are those of the member and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, or the United States government.” Dr Peter Shumaker, Chairman of...

The Aesthetics Awards 2013

Last December saw the glamorous and eagerly awaited annual Aesthetics Awards, hosted at the Grange Hotel, and complete with winter wonderland atmosphere. A celebrity extravaganza emerged at the drinks reception, creating a vibe and first impression that the event could...

Hypertrophic burn scar-associated pruritus treated with a cooling nanoemulsion-enhanced novel hydrogel

Intractable pruritus is a challenging symptom of burn-induced hypertrophic scars. The exact pathogenesis of itch is unknown and conventional management with anti-histamines is often insufficient. Proposed treatments for pruritus include exposure to a cooling surface and maintenance of a well-hydrated...

Management of post-acne scarring

The author provides a detailed discussion of acne scarring, underpinned by statistics, reflecting the current prevalence. The pathogenesis of acne scarring, different types of scars and severe psychological impact are explored with emphasis on providing evidence-based treatments in aesthetic practice....

How I Do It - Scar treatment with sequential combination of short full beam and photo-acoustic fractional 1064nm QS laser

Wound healing takes place by two distinct mechanisms. The first involves cellular proliferation and migration resulting in regeneration. This occurs in the epidermis and leaves no scarring. The dermis is a collagen-rich connective tissue and when this is damaged the...

Purse string closure after excision of paediatric facial lesions

Circular excision and purse-string closure has been described for infantile haemangiomas as an alternative to lenticular excision. Records of 77 consecutive paediatric patients with facial skin lesions treated with circular excision and purse-string closure from 2007-2014 were reviewed. Lesions excised...