Volume 16 - Issue 6 - June 2008

Now that a significant percentage of patients are using some form of complementary and alternative medicine — known as CAM — it behooves their physicians to inform themselves about these approaches to better supervise their care. Scarring is a big deal for many patients for a variety or reasons: Scars may be painful, itchy or unsightly. Your patients will ask you about scarring and what they can do about it; some will want to know if there is anything “natural” they can rub on their scars. In this article, we will discuss common topical agents tha