Facial plast Surg 2012; 28(05): 513-517
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1325645
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Utilizing Topical Therapies and Mitomycin to Reduce Scars

Craig Cupp1, Curtis Wesley Gaball2
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Naval Hospital Bremerton, Bremerton, Washington
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, California
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Publication Date:
01 October 2012 (online)

Abstract

Minimizing scar size, width, and contour of elevation is a common goal for the facial plastic surgeon. Various standard techniques are employed to reduce tension and enhance the rapid and uneventful healing of incisions. In some cases, these routine measures are not judged to be adequate, and additional intraoperative and postsurgical measures are employed to control the body's innate healing processes. Mitomycin C and self-drying silicone gel have been particularity useful in our practice.