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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Heffelfinger, R., Sanan, A., & Bryant, L. M. (2017). Management of forehead scars. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, 25(1), 15-24, which has been published in final form at DOI: 10.1016/j.fsc.2016.08.012. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.


This article provides an overview of scar management within the forehead region. It addresses the unique challenges specific to the treatment of forehead wounds. A logical, stepwise approach is used. A subsite based treatment algorithm is provided along with a review of current best practices. Pertinent case examples are included for demonstration purposes.

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