Improving scars with minimally invasive and topical treatment

Clinton D. Humphrey, J. Regan Thomas*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Suboptimal facial scarring can be a stigma, leading many affected patients to seek treatment. An increasing array of minimally invasive techniques and topical treatments can improve many scars either as standalone interventions or as an adjunct to surgical scar revision. Familiarity with the science of normal wound healing, competence in minimally invasive techniques, and an evidence-based approach to using the wide array of available medical therapies will assist the head and neck surgeon in obtaining the best facial scars possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-100
Number of pages7
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011


  • Hypertrophic scar
  • Keloid
  • Scar revision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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