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Table 1 The Vancouver Scar Scale

From: Chinese expert consensus on clinical prevention and treatment of scar+

Variables Contents Scores
Pigmentation Normal—color that closely resembles the color over the rest of one’s body 0
Hypopigmentation 1
Mixed pigmentation 2
Hyperpigmentation 3
Thickness Normal 0
< 1 mm 1
≥ 1 mm and ≤ 3mm 2
>3 mm and ≤ 4 mm 3
> 4 mm 4
Vascularity Normal—color that closely resembles the color over the rest of one’s body 0
Pink 1
Red 2
Purple 3
Pliability Normal 0
Supple (flexible with minimal resistance) 1
Yielding (giving way to pressure) 2
Firm (solid, inflexible, not easily moved, resistant to manual pressure) 3
Banding (rope-like tissue that blanches with extension of scar) 4
Contracture (permanent shortening of scar producing deformity or distortion) 5