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ISRN Dermatology
Volume 2012, Article ID 698034, 9 pages
Review Article

A Review of Fetal Scarless Healing

Institute for Plastic Surgery Research and Education, The Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, Hampstead, London NW3 2QG, UK

Received 9 February 2012; Accepted 13 March 2012

Academic Editors: G. Chodorowska and L. A. Laurent-Applegate

Copyright © 2012 K. J. Rolfe and A. O. Grobbelaar. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Wound healing is a complex process involving a number of processes. Fetal regeneration has been shown to have a number of differences compared to scar-forming healing. This review discusses the number of differences identified in fetal regeneration. Understanding these differences may result in new therapeutic targets which may reduce or even prevent scarring in adult healing.