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The data in respect to efficacy of verapamil-containing scar cream for treatment of hypertrophic and keloid scars are presented in the article. Skin scars were simulated in rats by excision of a full-thickness skin flap size 5x4 cm2 in the center of the back. Upon wound healing and scar formation a daily twofold fomentation of verapamil-containing cream was carried out. Treatment efficacy was checked after 10, 30 and 60 days. The following indices were studied: an area of the scar, its type, consistence, color, sensitivity, and scar microcirculation according to biomicroscopy. The proposed novel method for treatment of hypertrophic and keloid scars with verapamil-containing cream allowed to obtain a sustained clinical result demonstrating a reducing area of the scar by 25%, a physiological scar formation, improving the consistence and scar colour changing to the normal skin colour, its softening and flattening, and pain disappearance. Due to the dermal application, the method was painless, safety and did not affect on the surrounding tissues. According to biomicroscopy a scar remodeling approximated the indices to the level of healthy skin in 93% of rats. The most significant clinical effect the cream with verapamil was observed in experimental animals in 60 days after treatment.

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V. A. Okhlopkov

Omsk State Medical University

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Email: sergscalskiy@mail.ru
Lenina str., 12, Omsk, 644099, Russia Russian Federation

S. V. Skalsky

Omsk State Medical University

Email: fake@neicon.ru
Lenina str., 12, Omsk, 644099, Russia Russian Federation

T. F. Sokolova

Omsk State Medical University

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Lenina str., 12, Omsk, 644099, Russia Russian Federation


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