• Influence of age on scar tissue

    One year ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    We investigated if age has an influence on wound healing. Wound healing can result in hypertrophic scars or keloids. From previous studies we know that age has an influence on the different stages of wound healing.1-4 A general assumption seems to be that adults make better scars than children. Knowledge of the influence of age on healing and scarring can give opportunities to intervene in the wound healing process to minimize scarring. It could guide patients in their decision when to revise a scar.
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