Medical needling: improving the appearance of hyperthrophic burn-scars

Matthias C. Aust, Kerstin Reimers & Peter M. Vogt
Patients with postburn scarring frequently request help in improving their aesthetic appearance. A variety of operative and non operative procedures are performed to improve post burn scar quality. Most of these procedures have in common that they injure or destroy the epidermis, its basal membrane or violate the papillary dermis and thus lead to fibrosis in the residual dermis and may cause potential adverse effects such as dyspigmentation or scarring. The ideal treatment would be...