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Do hypertrophic scars flatten

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 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
A male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 36 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
23 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 45 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. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 22 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 50 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 30 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
It depends: In general, the worse the injury, the worse the scar and the longer it takes to fade. That is why wounds must be treated gently and encouraged to hea... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
No: Warts grow in the epidermis, a suspected wart in a scar is usually either a hypertrophic scar or a keloid if concerned or it is changing see a dermato... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Lasers and scars: It is possible to treat some minor scars with laser, and some of us in Dermatology have chosen otherr methods such as partial laser ablation. But the ... Read More