Biomaterials for Skin Repair and Regeneration

Biomaterials for Skin Repair and Regeneration
Author: Elena Garcia-Gareta
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2019-06-05
ISBN 10: 0081025475
ISBN 13: 9780081025475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials for Skin Repair and Regeneration Book Review:

Biomaterials for Skin Repair and Regeneration examines a range of materials and technologies used for regenerating or repairing skin. With a strong focus on biomaterials and scaffolds, the book also examines the testing and evaluation pathway for human clinical trials. Beginning by introducing the fundamentals on skin tissue, the book goes on to describe contemporary technology used in skin repair as well as currently available biomaterials suitable for skin tissue repair and regeneration. Skin tissue engineering and the ideal requirements to take into account when developing skin biomaterials are discussed, followed by information on the individual materials used for skin repair and regeneration. As evaluation of biomaterials in animal models is mandatory before proceeding into human clinical trials, the book also examines the different animal models available. With a strong focus on materials, engineering, and application, this book is a valuable resource for materials scientists, skin biologists, and bioengineers with an interest in tissue engineering, regeneration, and repair of skin. Provides an understanding of basic skin biology Comprehensively examines a variety of biomaterial approaches Looks at animal models for the evaluation of biomaterial-based skin constructs

Skin Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Skin Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Mohammad Albanna,James H Holmes IV
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2016-01-14
ISBN 10: 012801797X
ISBN 13: 9780128017975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skin Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

The skin is the largest human organ system. Loss of skin integrity due to injury or illness results in a substantial physiologic imbalance and ultimately in severe disability or death. From burn victims to surgical scars and plastic surgery, the therapies resulting from skin tissue engineering and regenerative medicine are important to a broad spectrum of patients. Skin Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine provides a translational link for biomedical researchers across fields to understand the inter-disciplinary approaches which expanded available therapies for patients and additional research collaboration. This work expands on the primary literature on the state of the art of cell therapies and biomaterials to review the most widely used surgical therapies for the specific clinical scenarios. Explores cellular and molecular processes of wound healing, scar formation, and dermal repair Includes examples of animal models for wound healing and translation to the clinical world Presents the current state of, and clinical opportunities for, extracellular matrices, natural biomaterials, synthetic biomaterials, biologic skin substitutes, and adult and fetal stem and skin cells for skin regenerative therapies and wound management Discusses new innovative approaches for wound healing including skin bioprinting and directed cellular therapies

Biomaterials for Treating Skin Loss

Biomaterials for Treating Skin Loss
Author: D P Orgill,C Blanco
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-01-28
ISBN 10: 1845695542
ISBN 13: 9781845695545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials for Treating Skin Loss Book Review:

The primary causes of wounds requiring skin replacement are severe burns and ulcers. Materials must provide an effective temporary barrier, promote healing and minimise scarring. Massive improvements have been made to skin repair biomaterials in the last ten years with widespread adoption of new developments in the medical sector. This book provides a comprehensive review of the range of biomaterials for treating skin loss. Part one discusses the basics of skin replacement with chapters on such topics as markets and regulation, biomechanics and the biological environment of skin. Part two then reviews epidermal and dermal replacement technology with chapters on such topics as alternative delivery of keratinocytes, collagen-based and human origin-based dermal replacement, and lyophilized xenogenic products. The final section explores combined dermis and epidermal replacement technologies and provides a round-up of skin replacement principles. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Biomaterials for treating skin loss is a standard reference for those researching skin replacement technologies, particularly those interested in treating burns and ulcers. Comprehensively reviews the range of biomaterials for treating skin loss and skin replacement principles Examines the basis of skin loss from products and markets through to regulation and the biological environment of skin Highlights developments in epidermal and dermal replacement technology covering topics such as collagen-based and human origin-based dermal replacement

Nanocellulose Synthesis Structure Properties And Applications

Nanocellulose  Synthesis  Structure  Properties And Applications
Author: Guang Yang,Muhammad Wajid Ullah,Shi Zhijun
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2021-04-09
ISBN 10: 1786349485
ISBN 13: 9781786349484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanocellulose Synthesis Structure Properties And Applications Book Review:

Nanocellulose, a unique and promising natural material extracted from native cellulose, has received immense interest for its broad spectrum of applications owing to its remarkable physical properties, special surface chemistry, and excellent biological properties (biocompatibility, biodegradability and low toxicity). In attempts to meet the requirements of humanity's well-being, biomaterials scientists taking advantage of the structure and properties of nanocellulose aim to develop new and formerly non-existing materials with novel and multifunctional properties.This book highlights the importance of nanocellulose and reviews its synthesis, types, structure and properties. Further, it discusses various biofabrication approaches and applications of nanocellulose-based biomaterials in various fields such as the environment, biomedicine, optoelectronics, pharmaceutics, paper, renewable energy and the food industry. Devised to have a broad appeal, this book will be useful to beginners, who will appreciate its comprehensive approach, as well as active researchers, who will find the focus on recent advancements highly valuable.

Peptides and Proteins as Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration and Repair

Peptides and Proteins as Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration and Repair
Author: Mario Barbosa,M Cristina L Martins
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2017-09-25
ISBN 10: 008100852X
ISBN 13: 9780081008522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peptides and Proteins as Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration and Repair Book Review:

Peptides and Proteins as Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration and Repair highlights the various important considerations that go into biomaterial development, both in terms of fundamentals and applications. After covering a general introduction to protein and cell interactions with biomaterials, the book discusses proteins in biomaterials that mimic the extracellular matrix (ECM). The properties, fabrication and application of peptide biomaterials and protein-based biomaterials are discussed in addition to in vivo and in vitro studies. This book is a valuable resource for researchers, scientists and advanced students interested in biomaterials science, chemistry, molecular biology and nanotechnology. Presents an all-inclusive and authoritative coverage of the important role which protein and peptides play as biomaterials for tissue regeneration Explores protein and peptides from the fundamentals, to processing and applications Written by an international group of leading biomaterials researchers

Biomaterials for Skin Wound Repair Tissue Engineering Guided Regeneration and Wound Scarring Prevention

Biomaterials for Skin Wound Repair  Tissue Engineering  Guided Regeneration  and Wound Scarring Prevention
Author: Ubaldo Armato,Bing Tang,Giuliano Freddi
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN 10: 2889713296
ISBN 13: 9782889713295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials for Skin Wound Repair Tissue Engineering Guided Regeneration and Wound Scarring Prevention Book Review:

Dr. Giuliano Freddi is Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of the company Silk Biomaterials srl. All other Guest Editors declare no competing interests with regards to the Topic subject.

Electrospinning for Tissue Regeneration

Electrospinning for Tissue Regeneration
Author: L Bosworth,S Downes
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2011-06-21
ISBN 10: 085709291X
ISBN 13: 9780857092915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electrospinning for Tissue Regeneration Book Review:

Electrospinning is a simple and highly versatile method for generating ultrathin fibres with diameters ranging from a few micrometres to tens of nanometres. Although most commonly associated with textile manufacturing, recent research has proved that the electrospinning technology can be used to create organ components and repair damaged tissues. Electrospinning for tissue regeneration provides a comprehensive overview of this innovative approach to tissue repair and regeneration and examines how it is being employed within the biomaterials sector. The book opens with an introduction to the fundamentals of electrospinning. Chapters go on to discuss polymer chemistry, the electrospinning process, conditions, control and regulatory issues. Part two focuses specifically on electrospinning for tissue regeneration and investigates its uses in bone, cartilage, muscle, tendon, nerve, heart valve, bladder, tracheal, dental and skin tissue regeneration before concluding with a chapter on wound dressings. Part three explores electrospinning for in vitro applications. Chapters discuss cell culture systems for kidney, pancreatic and stem cell research. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Electrospinning for tissue regeneration is a valuable reference tool for those in academia and industry concerned with research and development in the field of tissue repair and regeneration. Provides a comprehensive overview of this innovative approach to tissue repair and regeneration covering issues from polymer chemistry to the regulatory process Examines employment within the biomaterials sector, reviewing extensive applications in areas such as uses in bone, muscle tendon, heart valve and tissue regeneration Explores electrospinning for in vitro applications and discusses cell culture systems for kidney, pancreatic and stem cell research

Wound Healing Biomaterials Volume 1

Wound Healing Biomaterials   Volume 1
Author: Magnus Ågren
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2016-06-03
ISBN 10: 0081006055
ISBN 13: 9780081006054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wound Healing Biomaterials Volume 1 Book Review:

Wound Healing Biomaterials: Volume One, Therapies and Regeneration discusses the types of wounds associated with trauma, illness, or surgery that can sometimes be extremely complex and difficult to heal. Consequently, there is a prominent drive for scientists and clinicians to find methods to heal these types of wounds, with science increasingly turning towards biomaterials to address these challenges. Much research is now concerned with new therapies, regeneration methods, and biomaterials to assist in wound healing and healing response. This book provides readers with a comprehensive review of the fundamentals and advances in the field of wound healing with regard to therapies and tissue regeneration. Chapters in Part One discuss fundamentals and strategies of wound healing, while Part Two reviews gene, stem cell, and drug delivery therapies for wound healing. Final chapters look at tissue regeneration strategies, making this an all-encompassing book on the topic of wound care and biomaterials. Provides more systematic and comprehensive coverage of specific therapies and biomaterials for wound healing Highlights research that is concerned with new therapies, regeneration methods, and the use of biomaterials to assist in wound healing and healing response Presents an organized layout of the material that is carefully arranged with clear titles and comprehensive section headings Looks at tissue regeneration strategies, making this an all encompassing book on the topic of wound care

Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine

Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine
Author: Masoud Mozafari,Jayakumar Rajadas,David Kaplan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2018-09-17
ISBN 10: 0128133562
ISBN 13: 9780128133569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine showcases the advances that have taken place in recent years as an increasing number of nanoengineered biomaterials have been targeted to various organ tissues. The book systematically explores how nanoengineered biomaterials are used in different aspects of regenerative medicine, including bone regeneration, brain tissue reconstruction and kidney repair. It is a valuable reference resource for scientists working in biomaterials science who want to learn more about how nanoengineered materials are practically applied in regenerative medicine. Nanoengineered biomaterials have gained particular focus due to their many advantages over conventional techniques for tissue repair. As a wide range of biomaterials and nanotechnology techniques have been examined for the regeneration of tissues, this book highlights the discussions and advancements made. Provides a digestible reference source for surgeons and physicians who want to learn more on nanoengineered biomaterials and their use in effective medical treatments Offers systematic coverage on how nanoengineered biomaterials are used for different types of medicine Assesses the benefits and drawbacks of the use of bioengineered nanomaterials in different areas of regenerative medicine

Wound Healing Tissue Repair and Regeneration in Diabetes

Wound Healing  Tissue Repair  and Regeneration in Diabetes
Author: Debasis Bagchi,Amitava Das,Sashwati Roy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 638
Release: 2020-04-18
ISBN 10: 012816414X
ISBN 13: 9780128164143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wound Healing Tissue Repair and Regeneration in Diabetes Book Review:

Wound Healing, Tissue Repair and Regeneration in Diabetes explores a wide range of topics related to wound healing, tissue repair and regeneration, putting a special focus on diabetes and obesity. The book addresses the molecular and cellular pathways involved in the process of wound repair and regeneration. Other sections explore a wide spectrum of nutritional supplements and novel therapeutic approaches, provide a comprehensive overview, present various types of clinical aspects related to diabetic wounds, including infection, neuropathy, and vasculopathy, provide an exhaustive review of various foods, minerals, supplements and phytochemicals that have been proven beneficial, and assess future directions. This book is sure to be a welcome resource for nutritionists, practitioners, surgeons, nurses, wound researchers and other health professionals. Explains diabetic wounds and their complications Assesses the role of nutraceuticals, herbal supplements and other modalities for use in treating diabetic wounds Provides protocols for diabetic wound management

Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine

Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine
Author: Leszek A. Dobrzański
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-02-14
ISBN 10: 953513776X
ISBN 13: 9789535137764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

The book Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine is addressed to the engineers and mainly medical practitioners as well as scientists and PhD degree students. The book indicates the progress in research and in the implementation of the ever-new biomaterials for the application of the advanced types of prosthesis, implants, scaffolds and implant-scaffolds including personalised ones. The book presents a theoretical approach to the synergy of technical, biological and medical sciences concerning materials and technologies used for medical and dental implantable devices and on metallic biomaterials. The essential contents of the book are 16 case studies provided in each of the chapters, comprehensively describing the authors' accomplishments of numerous teams from different countries across the world in advanced research areas relating to the biomaterials applied in regenerative medicine and dentistry. The detailed information collected in the book, mainly deriving from own and original research and R

Wound Healing Biomaterials Volume 2

Wound Healing Biomaterials   Volume 2
Author: Magnus Ågren
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2016-05-30
ISBN 10: 0081006063
ISBN 13: 9780081006061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wound Healing Biomaterials Volume 2 Book Review:

Wound Healing Biomaterials: Volume Two, Functional Biomaterials discusses the types of wounds associated with trauma, illness, or surgery that can sometimes be extremely complex and difficult to heal. Consequently, there is a prominent drive for scientists and clinicians to find methods to heal wounds opening up a new area of research in biomaterials and the ways they can be applied to the challenges associated with wound care. Much research is now concerned with new therapies, regeneration methods, and the use of biomaterials that can assist in wound healing and alter healing responses. This book provides readers with a thorough review of the functional biomaterials used for wound healing, with chapters discussing the fundamentals of wound healing biomaterials, films for wound healing applications, polymer-based dressing for wound healing applications, and functional dressings for wound care. Includes more systematic and comprehensive coverage on the topic of wound care Provides thorough coverage of all specific therapies and biomaterials for wound healing Contains clear layout and organization that is carefully arranged with clear titles and comprehensive section headings Details specific sections on the fundamentals of wound healing biomaterials, films for wound healing applications, polymer-based dressing for wound healing applications, and more

Tissue Engineering Using Ceramics and Polymers

Tissue Engineering Using Ceramics and Polymers
Author: Aldo R. Boccaccini,J Gough
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2007-10-31
ISBN 10: 1845693817
ISBN 13: 9781845693817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tissue Engineering Using Ceramics and Polymers Book Review:

Technology and research in the field of tissue engineering has drastically increased within the last few years to the extent that almost every tissue and organ of the human body could potentially be regenerated. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Tissue Engineering using Ceramics and Polymers reviews the latest research and advances in this thriving area and how they can be used to develop treatments for disease states. Part one discusses general issues such as ceramic and polymeric biomaterials, scaffolds, transplantation of engineered cells, surface modification and drug delivery. Later chapters review characterisation using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and secondary ion mass spectrometry as well as environmental scanning electron microscopy and Raman micro-spectroscopy. Chapters in part two analyse bone regeneration and specific types of tissue engineering and repair such as cardiac, intervertebral disc, skin, kidney and bladder tissue. The book concludes with the coverage of themes such as nerve bioengineering and the micromechanics of hydroxyapatite-based biomaterials and tissue scaffolds. Tissue Engineering using Ceramics and Polymers is an innovative reference for professionals and academics involved in the field of tissue engineering. An innovative and up-to-date reference for professionals and academics Environmental scanning electron microscopy is discussed Analyses bone regeneration and specific types of tisue engineering

Principles of Regenerative Medicine

Principles of Regenerative Medicine
Author: Anthony Atala,Robert Lanza,James A. Thomson,Robert Nerem
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1202
Release: 2010-12-16
ISBN 10: 9780123814234
ISBN 13: 0123814235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Virtually any disease that results from malfunctioning, damaged, or failing tissues may be potentially cured through regenerative medicine therapies, by either regenerating the damaged tissues in vivo, or by growing the tissues and organs in vitro and implanting them into the patient. Principles of Regenerative Medicine discusses the latest advances in technology and medicine for replacing tissues and organs damaged by disease and of developing therapies for previously untreatable conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, and renal failure. Key for all researchers and instituions in Stem Cell Biology, Bioengineering, and Developmental Biology The first of its kind to offer an advanced understanding of the latest technologies in regenerative medicine New discoveries from leading researchers on restoration of diseased tissues and organs

Therapeutic Dressings and Wound Healing Applications

Therapeutic Dressings and Wound Healing Applications
Author: Joshua Boateng
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-03-09
ISBN 10: 1119433266
ISBN 13: 9781119433262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Therapeutic Dressings and Wound Healing Applications Book Review:

The latest research on techniques for effective healing of chronic and difficult to heal wounds The healing of chronic wounds is a global medical concern, specifically for patients suffering from obesity and type II diabetes. Therapeutic Dressing and Wound Healing Applications is an essential text for research labs, industry professionals, and general clinical practitioners that want to make the shift towards advanced therapeutic dressing and groundbreaking wound application for better healing. This book takes a clinical and scientific approach to wound healing, and includes recent case studies to highlight key points and areas of improvement. It is divided into two key sections that include insight into the biochemical basis of wounds, as well as techniques and recent advancements. Chapters include information on: ● Debridement and disinfection properties of wound dressing ● Biofilms, silver nanoparticles, and honey dressings ● Clinical perspectives for treating diabetic wounds ● Treating mixed infections ● Wound healing and tissue regeneration treatments ● Gene based therapy, 3D bioprinting and freeze-dried wafers Anyone looking to update and improve the treatment of chronic wounds for patients will find the latest pertinent information in Therapeutic Dressing and Wound Healing Applications.

Smart Materials for Tissue Engineering

Smart Materials for Tissue Engineering
Author: Qun Wang
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2017-05-03
ISBN 10: 1788011309
ISBN 13: 9781788011303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Materials for Tissue Engineering Book Review:

In the last couple of decades, research in the area of tissue engineering has witnessed tremendous progress. The focus has been on replacing or facilitating the regeneration of damaged or diseased cell, tissue or organs by applying a biomaterial support system, and a combination of cells and bioactive molecules. In addition new smart materials have been developed which provide opportunities to fabricate, characterize and utilize materials systematically to control cell behaviours and tissue formation by biomimetic topography that closely replicate the natural extracellular matrix. Following on from Smart Materials for Tissue Engineering: Fundamental Principles, this book comprehensively covers the different uses of smart materials in tissues engineering, providing a valuable resource for biochemists, materials scientists and biomedical engineers working in industry and academia.

Silk Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Silk Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Subhas Kundu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2014-03-24
ISBN 10: 0857097067
ISBN 13: 9780857097064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silk Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Silk is increasingly being used as a biomaterial for tissue engineering applications, as well as sutures, due to its unique mechanical and chemical properties. Silk Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine discusses the properties of silk that make it useful for medical purposes and its applications in this area. Part one introduces silk biomaterials, discussing their fundamentals and how they are processed, and considering different types of silk biomaterials. Part two focuses on the properties and behavior of silk biomaterials and the implications of this for their applications in biomedicine. These chapters focus on topics including biodegradation, bio-response to silk sericin, and capillary growth behavior in porous silk films. Finally, part three discusses the applications of silk biomaterials for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and biomedicine, with chapters on the use of silk biomaterials for vertebral, dental, dermal, and cardiac tissue engineering. Silk Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine is an important resource for materials and tissue engineering scientists, R&D departments in industry and academia, and academics with an interest in the fields of biomaterials and tissue engineering. Discusses the properties and applications of silk for medical purposes Considers pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical applications

Dermal Replacements in General Burn and Plastic Surgery

Dermal Replacements in General  Burn  and Plastic Surgery
Author: Lars-Peter Kamolz,David Lumenta
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 3709115868
ISBN 13: 9783709115862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dermal Replacements in General Burn and Plastic Surgery Book Review:

The skin is the largest human organ system. Loss of skin integrity due to injury or illness results in a substantial physiologic imbalance and ultimately in severe disability or death. The most common cause of significant skin loss is thermal injury, followed by trauma and chronic ulcerations. Over the past decades extraordinary advances have been made in the understanding of cellular and molecular processes of wound healing and the pathobiology of chronic wounds. This knowledge has led to wound care innovations that facilitate more rapid closure of wounds with better functional and aesthetic outcome. A sensible and resource-saving utilization of these innovative technologies requires a broad knowledge of these processes and innovations. This book intends to give an overview about today's wound care developments in tissue engineering and skin replacement. It presents a variety of indications and diversities of clinical applications to help the surgeon select a specific procedure for each clinical situation.

In Situ Tissue Regeneration

In Situ Tissue Regeneration
Author: Sang Jin Lee,Anthony Atala,James J Yoo
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2016-07-17
ISBN 10: 012802500X
ISBN 13: 9780128025000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Situ Tissue Regeneration Book Review:

In Situ Tissue Regeneration: Host Cell Recruitment and Biomaterial Design explores the body’s ability to mobilize endogenous stem cells to the site of injury and details the latest strategies developed for inducing and supporting the body’s own regenerating capacity. From the perspective of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, this book describes the mechanism of host cell recruitment, cell sourcing, cellular and molecular roles in cell differentiation, navigational cues and niche signals, and a tissue-specific smart biomaterial system that can be applied to a wide range of therapies. The work is divided into four sections to provide a thorough overview and helpful hints for future discoveries: endogenous cell sources; biochemical and physical cues; smart biomaterial development; and applications. Explores the body’s ability to mobilize endogenous stem cells to the site of injury Details the latest strategies developed for inducing and supporting the body’s own regenerating capacity Presents smart biomaterials in cell-based tissue engineering applications—from the cell level to applications—in the first unified volume Features chapter authors and editors who are authorities in this emerging field Prioritizes a discussion of the future direction of smart biomaterials for in situ tissue regeneration, which will affect an emerging and lucrative industry

Scar Management ECAB

Scar Management   ECAB
Author: Niti Khunger,Anil Ganjoo
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2013-07-12
ISBN 10: 8131231712
ISBN 13: 9788131231715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scar Management ECAB Book Review:

A number of scar revision techniques can be utilized to treat specific types of scars, in combination with each other or with adjunctive therapies to achieve optimal results. Pathological conditions like hypertrophic scars and keloids are still challenging. Though a number of therapies exist to treat keloids, such as intralesional steroids and anti-metabolites, cryosurgery, to name a few, none are definitive in treatment. Understanding the molecular basis of keloids may lead to development of new therapies. Striae, also known as ‘stretch marks’, are extremely common, disfiguring and a real challenge to treat. Management of striae is a neglected field of research. Except for topical retinoids, the efficacy satisfactorily. Current treatment options include chemical peels, lasers and collagen induction therapy, with a tendency towards active intervention. However, studies are necessary to determine treatment strategies which produce results that are effective with minimal adverse effects. Post-acne scarring is one of the most common causes of facial scars, causing considerable cosmetic disability. Acne is a common skin disorder, unfortunately affecting a large number of teenagers. Usually patients have a combination of different types of scars; hence no single modality is useful. A combination of procedures is generally required for a satisfactory cosmetic outcome. The use of fractional lasers is gaining importance, as it is a minimally invasive procedure as compared to aggressive resurfacing procedures of the past. Collagen induction therapy is another promising technique. Today, patients are also getting up-to-date information about the various modalities available for scar treatment through media, such as magazines, advertisements and internet. However, exaggerated advertisements and information from nonprofessional sources, particularly with regard to lasers can influence patient expectations and result in unrealistic expectations. Patients need to understand that deep scars cannot be eliminated fully and can only be improved. They usually have high expectations from procedural techniques. Proper counseling is extremely important for a happy and satisfactory outcome. Current innovations and techniques in scar prevention and management and increasing use of minimally invasive surgeries are paving the way toward smoother, less noticeable scars. Every surgeon practicing aesthetics should be well versed with modalities of scar management and this is the aim of this clinical update.