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Archives of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2012;18(1):51-56.
Published online February 29, 2012.
Comparison of Scarclinic-thin(TM) and Scarclinic(TM) in Terms of Scar Improvement: A pilot study.
Sang Kyun Lee, Seung Kyu Han, Woo Kyung Kim
Department of Plastic Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Silicone gel sheets are widely used to treat keloids and hypertrophic scars. Scarclinic(TM) is a type of silicone gel sheet developed in Korea, and has been shown to improve the appearance of scars. However, Scarclinic(TM) has demerits that include weak adhesiveness, a color that differs from skin, and too great a thickness. Scarclinic-thin(TM) was recently developed with these disadvantages in mind. The purpose of this pilot study was to compare the effects of Scarclinic-thin(TM) and Scarclinic(TM) on scar appearance and wearer's comfort. From April 2010 to May 2010, Scarclinic-thin(TM) and Scarclinic(TM) were applied to treat a single scar in each of 8 patients. One half of each scar was treated with Scarclinic-thin(TM) and the other with Scarclinic(TM). After 3 months, scar quality and wearer's comfort were evaluated using the Vancouver Scar Scale(VSS) and an objective self-assessment scale (OSAS). Mean Vancouver Scar Scale scores for Scarclinic(TM) and Scarclinic-thin(TM) at 3 months were 3.4+/-1.3 and 3.3+/-2.0, respectively, and mean objective self-assessment scale scores were 21.7+/-4.5 and 22.3+/-2.9, respectively. No statistically significant difference was observed between Scarclinic(TM) and Scarclinic-thin(TM) in terms of Vancouver Scar Scale or objective self-assessment scale scores(p=0.83 and 0.70, respectively). Scarclinic-thin(TM) and Scarclinic(TM) are similar in terms of their scar improving effects and wearer's comfort.
Key Words: Scar, Silicones, Silicone gels
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