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scar

 [skar]
a mark remaining after the healing of a wound, such as one caused by injury, illness, smallpox vaccination, or surgery. (See also healing and keloid.) Beneath the skin is a fibrous connective tissue known as subcutaneous tissue, composed of cells called fibroblasts, which after injury are stimulated to grow into granulation tissue, knitting the wound together. Scar tissue is formed by dense masses of granulation tissue. Called also cicatrix.

scar

(skar),
Fibrous tissue replacing normal tissues destroyed by injury or disease or divided after an incision.
[G. eschara, scab]

scar

(skär)
n.
A mark left on the skin after a surface injury or wound has healed.
v.
1. To mark with a scar or become marked with a scar.
2. To form a scar.

scar

Vox populi Fibrous tissue that fills in defects in skin and other tissues that remain after injury. See Icepick scar, Railroad track scar, Trapdoor scar, U-shaped scar.

scar

(skahr)
The fibrous tissue replacing normal tissues destroyed by injury or disease. Sometimes called cicatrix.
[G. eschara, scab]

scar

(skahr)
Fibrous tissue replacing normal tissues destroyed by injury or disease or divided after an incision.
[G. eschara, scab]

Patient discussion about scar

Q. except for for the scars, are there any more consequence to burns? 10 years ago i was burned in my face and right hand from boiling water. i was hospitalized and was treated with skin grafts from my thighs. In the last four weeks I feel a strange feeling in my scar. Its hard to describe the exact feeling but it kind of a painful lump inside my flesh. 10 years After that accident can it be that my body is still not over this injury?

A. burn scars have 3 optional ways of evolving.
a) nothing happens - shouldn't hurt at all (this is by far the most common situation)
b) nerve trapping (which happened to me. Its usually begins months after the burn and not years. and you dont have a lump)
c) skin cancer from the scar. this is a rare syndrome but you must go to your GP do exclude it. its called marjolin ulcer.

Q. what should i do if i got burned from boiling water? how should i take care of my self? will i get a scar?

A. ooooOOOooo! i hope you are asking a hypothetic question... a friend wife of mine still got scars from a boiling water accident a few years back. anyway, here is a site that gives instructions on how to react after burns. boiling water is probably second degree burns:
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/firstaid/after-injury/638.html

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Darougheh A, Asilian A, Shariati F.Intralesional triamcinolone alone or in combination with 5-fluorouracil for the treatment of keloid and hypertrophic scars. Clin Exp Dermatol 2009;34:219-23.
Hypertrophic scar model in the rabbit ear: a reproducible model for studying scar tissue behavior with new observations on silicone gel sheeting for scar reduction.
Hypertrophic scar (HS) is characterized by aberrant fibroblast phenotypes and excessive deposition of extracellular matrix.
Atrophic Scar (80%) and 2) Hypertrophic Scar. Atrophic Scar is of 3 types
Intralesional triamcinolone alone and in combination with 5-fluorouracil for the treatment of keloid and hypertrophic scars. J Pak Med Assoc 2014; 64(9): 1003-7.
BIOCORNEUM[R] is the only topical scar treatment with FDA-Cleared Silishield[TM] patented crosslinking medical grade silicone and SPF 30 to prevent and minimize the formation of hypertrophic scars, decrease the appearance of old scars, protect scars from sun exposure's darkening effects, and dry quickly to adhere to the skin for 12 to 24 hours.
It has been known that the thinnest ST is in the eyelids, [19] and hypertrophic scars very rarely occur on the scalp, eyelids, and anterior lower leg.
Additionally, fibroblasts were observed to synthesize proteins involved in continuous TGF-[beta] signal transduction in both hypertrophic scars and keloids (20-24).
Agrawal, "High-mobility group box protein-1, matrix metalloproteinases, and vitamin D in keloids and hypertrophic scars," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open, vol.
Keloids and hypertrophic scars are a type of benign fibrous lesions formed during skin wound repair.
The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the efficacy and safety of a 2940 nm Er:YAG laser whether in its ablative/fractional modes in the treatment of post burn hypertrophic scars.