Objectives: To update a possible role of cosmeceutical topic treatment to obtain a better scar. Methods: This is a preliminary supportive study. A total of 14 patients who went to the General Hospital of Mexico City, Mexico, between May and December 2020, for breast reconstruction were included in the current study. The biopsies were carried out to the scar area of the previous I° and II° surgery. The patients were thus divided into 2 groups: those who used Cicolea cream® as a treatment supplement and those who used only petrolatum. Results: Collagen fibers arranged in a regular pattern in the group treated with Cicolea compared to dispersed collagen fibers in the group treated with pure petrolatum. Furthermore, the patients who presented hypertrophic or keloid scars secondary to mastectomy, developed after insertion of breast expanders an organized scarring process, with improvement of scar if treated with Cicolea. Conclusion: Based on our observations, it is possible to propose that the action of the polyphenols present in the different components of Cicolea® cream leads to a better evolution of the wound healing compared to the action of petrolatum composition.
Effects of mechanical forces on the formation of cutaneous wounds during skin expansion and emerging therapies for wound healing and scar prevention / Oswaldo, Jiménez Ibañez E; Tripodi, Domenico; Al-Shaqsi, Yousuf; Woods, Oscar E Flores; Valero, Rodrigo. - In: SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL. - ISSN 0379-5284. - 44:1(2023), pp. 106-109. [10.15537/smj.2023.44.1.20220556]