Salisbury Foundation Trust

Scar Management


We deliver a multidisciplinary approach to scar management, with access to a broad range of therapies to help with common problems associated with scarring.

Common problems include:

  • Pain
  • Itching
  • Contractures/tightening affecting bodily functions, movement of joints, or appearance
  • Pigmentation
  • Hypertrophic scarring – thick, raised, red, itchy
  • Keloid scarring – raised, firm scarring, often larger than the original wound or scar line
  • Atrophic or “stretched” scarring
  • Psychological distress

Services and therapies we are able to offer:

  • Assessment and advice
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Laser
  • Steroid injections
  • Medication to relieve symptoms
  • Surgical release/reconstruction of contractures
  • Surgical resurfacing
  • Psychological assessment and management

Referrals may be emailed to

Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.

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