I understand that wound healing (open wound, closure, closed wound) is basically finished when a closed wound is modulated into a scar.

I further understand that scar healing is comprised of the stages:

  1. modulation: transformation of a closed wound into a scar
  2. Remodulation: Achievement of basic healing
  3. Maturation: The scar becomes further less red and less inflamated

I understood that the entire process should take around 2 years, in a careful approximation.

I have described this scar healing process here in greater detail;

My problem

This question is kind of a follow up for the linked above question and does with the same problem presented there (the vast inconsistency I recognized in different articles about scar healing, although I am not a dermatologist nor a plastic surgeon).

My question

When should humans do laser scar treatment (in what, or after what stage of scar healing)?
That is to ask; is doing so right after Remodulation or along maturation is okay, or one should generally wait for completing scar maturation?

  • +1 Your current question and linked question are quite interesting. You have stated that the entire process of scar healing should take around 2 years. If you have any reliable reference for it then please add links. I think the time span cannot be generalized for all types of scars and in different places of our body. Different factors should be considered during the healing process. – CCR Jan 23 at 10:24
  • @CCR thanks; sadly I don't have any references --- this is something I understood from almost any physician I have talked with in the past at least in the level of inquiry --- such inquiry question I asked years ago (can be 10-15 years ago); I wouldn't even try to bring non scientific articles as sources because there inconsistency might be even greater. If you suggest to delete this sentence, I will delete it. – JohnDoea Jan 23 at 10:28

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