About Pliability
Cutaneous scars are required to glide and stretch with healthy skin for normal physiologic function, especially near joints. However, scars are generally stiffer than normal skin. This is mainly because the scar is thicker and has an inferior collagen quality. Pliability is a term used to represent the reduced extensibility of the collagen fiber network and the amount of mechanical tension in the scar. This stiffness may cause limited joint mobility, pain and a sensation of ‘stuckness’ or ‘stiffness’ in the tissues.
Treatment options for Pliability
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  • Home Treatments: The major part of your scar treatment happens at home. There exists a wide variety of home treatments like pressure therapy, silicone, topicals etc…
  • Non Invasive Treatments: Several scar management techniques performed by scar specialist have proven their efficacy and will help you to improve your scar.
  • Minimally Invasive Treatments: These treatments have become increasingly popular over the last years. Highly visible results and short recuperation times are responsible for this popularity.
  • Surgery: Reconstructive surgery is often seen as the last option after all other treatment options have failed. However, with burn scars it is often a necessary measure.

Below you will find an overview of all possible treatments. Click on the different categories to look for specific types of treatment.