DOI: 10.1177/20417314231185848 ISSN: 2041-7314

New insights into balancing wound healing and scarless skin repair

Shengxi Zhou, Mengbo Xie, Jingjing Su, Bingjie Cai, Jingan Li, Kun Zhang
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

Scars caused by skin injuries after burns, wounds, abrasions and operations have serious physical and psychological effects on patients. In recent years, the research of scar free wound repair has been greatly expanded. However, understanding the complex mechanisms of wound healing, in which various cells, cytokines and mechanical force interact, is critical to developing a treatment that can achieve scarless wound healing. Therefore, this paper reviews the types of wounds, the mechanism of scar formation in the healing process, and the current research progress on the dual consideration of wound healing and scar prevention, and some strategies for the treatment of scar free wound repair.

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