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treatments for hypertrophic scar

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Nesburn
26 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Scars can be treated with both creams and injectable medicine. I would see your dermatologist or ophthalmologist( for scars near the eye) for further ... Read More

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
31 years experience Dermatology
Scar treatment: Nothing is "over the top", if you have done the appropriate therapies and aren't getting the results you want. You should always consider the risk/ben ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not get rid of but: improve. I will often have my patients massage raised scars to help hasten their maturation. It may not help, but it certainly doesn't hurt.
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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Thickness: Depends on extent and thickness. Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections can reduce the thickness of the scar.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
36 years experience Hand Surgery
You can't: Once scar tissue is formed it is not going to go away. Scars go through a maturation process that can take up to a year in which they become less red ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Start with simple : Hydrocortisone cream if not successful get a prescription for cordran tape. If that does not work, try kenalog (triamcinolone) injections good lu ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Cost of scar revisio: It will depend on injection treatments versus surgical correction based on the size of the scar.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Scar is hard: a scar is hard and not tender. A boil is softer and fluid filled.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hypertophic Scar: Yes you can treat hypertrophic scars. There are a number of options. Consult a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to address your individu ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scars: Yes experienced doctors tell the differences between Keloids and Hypertrophic scars by examinations. The keloids 'out grow' the dimensions of the orig ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alberico Sessa
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Dermabrasion is a lost art- it will definitly work wonders on a raised scar. Other modalities that will work are co2 lasers.

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