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Summary for Patent: 7,833,542
Title:Method and composition for the treatment of scars
Abstract: A method and composition for treating healed wounds including hypertrophic scars so as to prevent scarring or reduce the size and improve the appearance of scars comprises applying to the healed wound or scar a composition comprising a fluid, film-forming carrier which may contain one or more active topical ingredients, the carrier hardening to a solid, tangible, membrane juxtaposed to the skin. Novel compositions using the film-forming carrier are also useful to treat a variety of adverse skin disorders, and internal physiological conditions.
Inventor(s): Studin; Joel R. (Great Neck, NY)
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Application Number:10/829,316
Patent Claims:1. A method of treating healed wounds so as to reduce scarring and/or improve the appearance of scars comprises; applying onto a healed wound a composition comprising a fluid, film-forming carrier, and subsequently hardening the carrier into a tangible membrane juxtaposed to the healed wound thereby reducing scarring or improving the appearance thereof.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the film-forming carrier comprises Collodion or Flexible Collodion.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein said composition is applied onto the healed wound by brushing, rolling, extruding or applying drops of said composition.

4. The method of claim 3, wherein said composition is applied to the healed wound by brushing.

5. The method of claim 1, wherein said composition includes an active ingredient capable of reducing scarring or improving the appearance of scars selected from a topical steroid, silicone-gel, vitamin and mixtures thereof.

6. The method of claim 5, wherein said active ingredient includes a corticosteroid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

7. The method of claim 5, wherein said active ingredient comprises a combination of a topical steroid and silicone-gel.

8. The method of claim 5, wherein said active ingredient is a silicone-gel.

9. The method of claim 7, wherein said composition further includes vitamin E.

10. The method of claim 1, wherein said film-forming carrier is a cellulosic derivative.

11. The method of claim 10, wherein said cellulosic derivative is nitrocellulose.

12. The method of claim 10, wherein said cellulosic derivative is methyl cellulose.

13. The method of claim 1, wherein said film-forming carrier comprises a silicone resin.

14. The method of claim 1, wherein said healed wound comprises a hypertrophic scar.

15. The method of claim 1, wherein said healed wound is one formed after surgery.

16. The method of claim 1, wherein said healed wound is formed after accidental trauma.

17. A method of treating healed wounds so as to reduce scarring and/or improve the appearance of scars comprises: applying onto a healed wound a topical composition comprising collagenase.

18. The method of claim 17, wherein said topical composition comprises collagenase contained within a fluid, film-forming carrier, subsequent to applying said composition onto said healed wound, hardening said carrier into a tangible membrane juxtaposed to the healed wound.

19. The method of claim 17, wherein said topical composition comprises collagenase contained within a topical creme, ointment, lotion or gel.

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