Formation Causes of Surgical Scar

May. 25, 2018

1. Skin tension, including the external tension caused by the degree of skin tissue defect and the inherent tension of the skin tissue itself. Hypertrophic scars are prone to hypertonic and hyperactive sites, such as ankles, anterior sternal, deltoid, upper back, elbow, hip, knee, ankle, and dorsal feet.

2. Age: Young people are prone to occur, especially the highest rate of hypertrophic scars occurs between the ages of 10 and 20, which is mainly due to strong tissue growth during puberty, strong post-traumatic reactivity, combined with large skin tension;

3, Skin pigments: colored human pigment cells are more likely to be stimulated response, the incidence of black keloids is 9 times the white; in the pituitary physiological activity such as adolescence, pregnancy prone to occur;

4, Infection: repeated infections, long-term wounds exposed, excessive proliferation of granulation tissue, prone to hypertrophic scars or keloids; surgery to select the appropriate surgical incision. Surgical suture is very critical, commonly used surgical sutures are Polyglycolic Acid Sutures, Polyester Surgical Sutures.

5. Foreign materials fall into the wound surface: Dust, talcum powder, fibers, hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and sweat glands all can cause tissue reactions and lead to scar hyperplasia.

6, Surgical incision and skin angle: perpendicular to the incision of the skin, the smallest scar after healing; the greater the angle of incline, the wider the scar of the dermis, the more obvious the skin deformity.

Polyglycolic Acid Sutures