Papers of The 2nd Japan Scar Workshop

13. Improvement of color matching in cases of bFGF and split-thickness skin grafting using a colorimeter

Sadanori Akita
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nagasaki University, Graduate School of Biomedical and Sciences, Nagasaki, Tokyo

Pigmentation is sometimes a major concern for patients undertaking surgery. Color differences between the normal skin and grafted or flap-transferred skin are not objectively evaluated. Here, an easy and light colorimeter analysis was performed for flap surgery and skin grafting with basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) over the grafted wound beds. bFGF produces softer and high quality surface barriers, and also improved scar clarity, redness, and yellow-color scores. Earlier use of bFGF with skin grafting leads to better color matching to normal, undamaged skin.
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