Individuals may present to Primary Care with a number of different wounds that could potentially result in scarring. These could be lesions that require procedural intervention and subsequent suturing, lacerations, abrasions, or acne, to name a few. Many factors contribute to whether a scar will form. The type and depth of injury, whether or not the wound was sutured, genetic predisposition to scarring, past history of scarring and keloid formation, care during wound healing time, exposure to infection, and use of sunscreen all influence scarring. Individuals vary greatly in how much they are bothered by scars, and some may want advice and treatment for preventing and minimizing scarring. Topical, intralesional, surgical, and laser therapies are the treatment options discussed in the following case report.
KeywordsLaceration Suture Stitches Scar Scarring Wound Healing Prevention Keloid Hypertrophic scar Hemostasis Inflammation Granulation Tissue Remodeling Sunscreen Hydrogel dressing Intralesional steroid Chemical peel Laser resurfacing
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