advertisement
Question
Posted by: thembi | 2006/10/26

normal scar

Hi Doc, i would like to know what are the characteristics of the normal scar in terms of collagen fibres, fibroblasts. Does the normal scar have the rich or poor blood supply compared to the normal skin?

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageArchive

A scar is composed of fibroblasts, collagen, blood vessels and mucin in variable proportion. Early scars are vascular and late scars may have very few blood vessels. The blood supply of early scars may be more than in normal skin. In late scars the blood supply in scars may be even less than in normal skin. Also keep in mind that the blood supply of the scalp is more of the abdomen. Blood supply varies from area to area.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement