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Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory substance. Some sources suggest that it can help with piercings and keloid scars. Learn more about tea tree oil for piercings here.
Conditions: Scar; Cicatrix; Hypertrophic Scar; Skin Graft Scar; Skin Graft Complications; Donor Site Complication; Keloid Interventions: Drug: Fibrosis-Inhibiting-Compound-FS2; Other: Vehicle moisture balancing base Sponsor: University of British Columbia Not yet recruiting
Condition: Keloid Scar Intervention: Device: SRT-100™ Sponsor: Sensus Healthcare Recruiting
PMID: 31782713 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION There is wide variation in keloid outcome measures in the published literature. A standardized method of assessment should be implemented to reduce the disparities between studies and to better be able to compare the numerous treatment modalities.
Conclusion: Cathepsins B, D, and G are expressed by the embryonic stem cell–like population within the keloid-associated lymphoid tissues of keloid lesions and may act to bypass the renin-angiotensin system, suggesting a potential therapeutic target using renin-angiotensin system modulators and cathepsin inhibitors.
Authors: Guedes T, Coelho G, Guimarães J, Costa H Abstract Hypertrophic and keloid scars represent hyperproliferative disorders that can have a significant impact on patients' lives. The authors present the case of a 53 years-old male with a sternal keloid after excision of a sebaceous cyst and multiple sessions of steroid infiltration, with worsening of the lesion. The patient underwent complete excision of the scar and reconstruction with an anterolateral thigh flap - ALT. The postoperative period was uneventful, with no signs of relapse. Keloid scar treatment in sternal area implies a reconstruction with ...
Conditions: Scar; Keloid; Hypertrophic Scar; Cicatrix Interventions: Other: Placebo Cream Base Emulsion Moisturizer; Other: FS2 Emulsion Moisturizer; Other: Active Comparator Onion Skin Extract Gel (Mederma); Other: Active Comparator Silicone Gel (Kelo-Cote); Other: Active Comparator Silicone Gel (Kelo-Cote) + FS2 Emulsion Moisturizer Sponsors: The Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research; BirchBioMed Inc. Recruiting
Autologous fat grafting is a technique with various applications in the craniofacial region ranging from the treatment of wounds, scars, keloids, and soft tissue deformities. In this review, alternative therapies to fat grafting are discussed. These are composed of established therapies like silicone gel or sheeting, corticosteroids, cryotherapy, and laser therapy. Novel applications of negative pressure wound therapy, botulinum toxin A injection, and biologic agents are also reviewed.
Summary Intralesional injection with corticosteroid remains the mainstay of therapy for hypertrophic scars and keloids, however some lesions are unresponsive or may result in skin atrophy. Intralesional bleomycin injection is an alternative therapy that has been widely reported. In order to compare the effectiveness and safety of bleomycin for the treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars in skin of color population, Fitzpatrick skin type III to V patients with keloids or hypertrophic scars were randomized into two groups. Group A was treated monthly with intralesional triamcinolone acetonide (10 mg/mL), while group...