New therapeutics for the prevention and reduction of scarring.

  title={New therapeutics for the prevention and reduction of scarring.},
  author={Nick L. Occleston and Sharon O'kane and Nick Goldspink and Mark W. J. Ferguson},
  journal={Drug discovery today},
  volume={13 21-22},
Published literature shows that both physicians and patients are highly concerned about scarring and value even small improvements in scar appearance. Both severe and relatively minor scars can have a significant psychological impact on patients, irrespective of whether or not they are hidden by clothing. There is no universal standard of care for scarring and, currently, no marketed pharmaceuticals for the prophylactic reduction of scarring. Novel approaches are under development, with the… CONTINUE READING

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