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A 33-year-old member asked:

Tea tree oil on old keloid/hypertropic piercing scar. how can i get rid of it?

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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Unclear: Are you asking how to get rid of hypertrophic scars or the tea tree oil? I assume the former. If so, there are several answers for treatment of hypertrophic scars. Please look them up.
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Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Keloid/Hypertrophic: Keloids & hypertrophic scars are basically treated the same initially: silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online). If these don't help, see your dr for steroid/bleomycin injections, or external electron-beam radiotherapy.Do not let anyone cut it out if keloid confirmed, it will simply grow larger!
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