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Do hypertrophic scars flatten

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Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
It is possible: Discuss with your doctor, the massage technique is some times painful and prolonged. The dermatologist , may try injected the scar with steroids as a ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
How?: Treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids includes occlusive dressings, compression therapy, steroid injections, cryosurgery, excision, radiation th... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Eberting
Dermatology 22 years experience
Hypertrophic scar: Actually, the ability to scar is in your dna. Sometimes where the scar is on the body predisposes a cut to scar thick. Rubbing the area may make it ... Read More
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes, it can: I will often have my patients massage raised scars to help hasten their maturation. It may not help, but it certainly doesn't hurt.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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I don't know;: not aware that either was particularly good at flattening hypertrophic scars (keloids). Most lasers work only on hyperpigmented (dark) lesions, most... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No good treatment: Really the best option would be to find yourself a very skilled and gentile doctor and scrape the area flat. Now hopefully your skin heals well and do... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 49 years experience
"shot bumps?": This is a problem with the medicine sequestered in a very tight lesion. It is very hard to get a cortisone shot to expand the hypertrophic scar enough... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Most scars do tend: to flatten over time. If your specialist has recommended any further treatment, such as scar tissue massage, it's important that you do it. Scar tis... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Hypertrophic scar: Please consult with a facial plastic surgeon to determine if the scar is hypertorphic versus a keloid. They are treated a bit differently. In addition... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 38 years experience
Yes: Topical steroids may help to flatten hypertrophic scars somewhat although injections work a lot faster and better.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: This depends on the location of the scar, but raised scars on the face can be significantly flattened with dermabrasion.

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