I understand that succumbing wound healing, a modulated scar would go through a process of scar healing which I understand to be remodulation and maturation.

Do scars continue to heal all life of a human?
That is to ask; might it be that a scar's healing could be comprised of two major stages "primary" and "secondary" and that the primary stage is consisted of remodulation and maturation and the secondary is comprised of "post maturation" healing which could last during all life of a human?

In general, scars do get changed after being "healed", at least by general bodily changes from ageing effecting all tissues in general (including the scar tissue), but there might also be a "post maturation healing" as well.

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    $\begingroup$ I'm a bit confused. I think you're asking if scar remodeling continues indefinitely? No, it does not, but there is a two stage remodeling, the first short, the second over as long as a few years. $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Feb 14 at 3:08
  • $\begingroup$ I think my terminology is similar but enough different: I know there are only "remodeling" and "maturation" (which corresponds to the "second remodeling") you mentioned ; any of the way --- yes, I ask if there is healing beyond maturation or secondremodeling. $\endgroup$ – JohnDoea Feb 14 at 3:11
  • $\begingroup$ I had a serious burn on my arm 2” by 1” and it has shrunk over time - some 40 years... $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike Feb 15 at 19:08

The collagen that holds together scar tissue is continuously degraded and replaced. (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1976) If collagen synthesis slows down, due to scurvy for example, old wounds can in theory reopen. Historic records of sea voyages contain descriptions of long-healed wounds opening back up in scurvy victims, and these cases are cited authoritatively in some papers (e.g. Annals NYAS 1961), but it is difficult to test experimentally.
I would describe this more as 'maintenance' of the scar, rather than as 'continuous healing', but it may be of interest to you.


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