Is a Mature Scar More or Less Vascular Than Granulation Tissue?

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Redness from a scar

Scar maturation usually involves a gradual loss of peri-wound healing vascularity; unless, of course inflammation is present. 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Mature Scar and granulation tissue

A mature scar is healed and has had time to soften and fade.

Granulation tissue is not healed at all and is not even considered a scar. It is what the body forms when trying to heal a open wound that has not been surgically closed.

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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