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A thought-provoking article by the dermatologist Michael Gold summarised with a practical point that most people working in the field of scarring appreciate. Whichever treatment is used for a scar in the first instance, there is always a risk of recurrence. This may be influenced by the site of the scar on the body or the type of scar. For example, an initially good response may yield to further growth or symptoms affecting all or part of a scar lesion. His strategy is to make patients aware of the risk, use a potent first-line therapy such as intralesional corticosteroids or fractionated CO2 laser, and to provide long-term, maintenance support with, for example, different forms of topical silicone. Sometimes, multiple treatments are required from an early stage such including superficial radiotherapy. ...

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