Evaluation of cynthaskin and topical steroid in the treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids


The combined use of cynthaskin, as an occlusive and hydrating agent, and triamcinolone acetonide, incorporated as a topical steroid, was investigated in a prospective study in the treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids. The product is a lotion which dries up to form an adherent and transparent film, a property that offers unique advantage in the treatment of scars and keloids on the face and other exposed parts of the body. Forty-one patients were studied: 32 with hypertrophic scars (group A) and 9 patients with keloids (group B). In group A, 84.4% of the patients improved after treatment, compared to 44.4% in group B. The difference in response to treatment between the two groups is significant (p=0.03). However, all patients in both groups achieved symptomatic relief of itch and pain.

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Yii, N.W., Frame, J.D. Evaluation of cynthaskin and topical steroid in the treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids. Eur J Plast Surg 19, 162–165 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00185766

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Key words

  • Cynthaskin
  • Triamcinolone
  • Scars
  • Keloids