NOV-DEC 2018

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42 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 | MedEsthetics © GETTY IMAGES In 2016, Bio-Oil commissioned a survey on the impact of scars. One in 10 of the 1,000 respondents said that they feel isolated as a result of their scars, and 42 percent said that their scars affect their everyday mental health. The psychological impact of scarring is not new, as evidenced by the long history of scar treatments. EVOLUTION OF SCAR TREATMENTS The emotional impact of scarring continues to drive innovators to fi nd safer, more effective treatments to smooth damaged skin. By Judy Kirkwood

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