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Wound Care Myths

January 23, 2017

This seems like one of the most straightforward of all wound-centric myths. If the doctors and caregivers do their jobs properly – covering the injury and using only the best antibiotic ointments – then the patient shouldn’t have a scar at the end of the wound healing process. However, as Johns Hopkins Medical School pointed out, the appearance of scars depends on a number of different factors. For instance, there are certain injuries, based on the actual trauma or even the location of the wound, that will scar, regardless of how effective the treatment protocol may prove to be. The patient’s age, health history and overall diet also contribute to the scarring process. It’s also worth noting that scars aren’t permanent, and there are several ways to remove them almost entirely. The most popular such techniques include surgery – generally for larger, more conspicuous scars – and several rounds of laser therap