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Drug Shows Success Healing Scars

Posted: April 20, 2009

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"Results of these phase 1-2 studies show that avotermin is a new class of prophylactic medicine promoting the regeneration of healthy skin and improving scar appearance compared with controls," according to Mark Ferguson, of the University of Manchester, U.K., and colleagues. "With low doses injected locally around the time of surgery, avotermin is a well-tolerated and convenient treatment. These studies suggest that avotermin has potential to provide an accelerated and permanent improvement in scarring."

The study was published April 9 in The Lancet.

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The American Academy of Dermatology has more about scars.

HealthDay News, April 9, 2009