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Calcium channel blockers and other calcium antagonists have been shown to induce changes in fibroblast gene expression resulting in decreased collagen synthesis and increased collagenase production. These effects appear to be mediated by interruption of the basic cellular communication pathways that are critical to regulation of scar fibroblast behavior. Verapamil, injected in the lesion, has been shown to induce scar degradation in the skin, fascia and periocular scars. These agents hold promise as treatment

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