Learn more about scar formation and outcome measurements

Which (type of) outcome measurement instruments are being used to measure scar quality?

Measurements of scar quality can be performed by different types of outcome measurement instruments, including measurement devices and scar assessment scales. Measurement devices are machines which usually measure one characteristic of scar quality. Scar assessment scales allow for the evaluation of multiple characteristics of scar quality.

How do scars form?

A scar is an undesirable, yet normal consequence of wound healing. To understand how they are formed, it’s key to understand a little bit about the skin and how it heals after damage. If a wound extends deep into the dermis or even the subcutaneous tissue below that, it results in more severe scars. It is the result of skin wound healing, a complex process consisting of three phases.