The secrets of scars lie in our genes. To make our mission of scar free healing a reality, we need to understand the mechanisms that drive scarring.

Our ground-breaking research over the last 24 years has greatly improved our understanding of the biological processes associated with wound healing and scarring. But there is still so much more to learn, and we are committed to uncovering the science behind scars.

Read our page on Why We Scar to learn more about how scars are created [coming soon.]

Our Research

Our Scar Free Science strand focuses on two major centres:

The Scar Free Foundation and Health and Care Research Wales Programme of Regenerative Medicine at Swansea University and The Scar Free Foundation Programme of Wound Healing Research at the University of Bristol.

Read more about each of the centres and their innovative research below.