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What is the cost of hypertrophic scar revision?

What is the cost of hypertrophic scar revision?

Cost scar revision: It varies. I would charge between $1500 to $5000 depending upon the length and complexity of the scar. If general anesthesia is needed then there is fee for the anesthesiologist as well. ...Read more

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Hypertrophy (Definition)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more


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Will dermatop cream work on hypertrophic scars after scar revision surgery?

Will dermatop cream work on hypertrophic scars after scar revision surgery?

Cream for scars: Cortisone creams are often used to treat scars. You should have your scar evaluated by a dermatologist to see if this cream will help. ...Read more

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Can scar revision work to remove keloids? I have a bump on the top of my ear from when i had the cartilage pierced several years ago. I have been told it is a keloid. Can scar revision remove this bump permanently? .

Can scar revision work to remove keloids? I have a bump on the top of my ear from when i had the cartilage pierced several years ago. I have been told it is a keloid. Can scar revision remove this bump permanently?

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Keloids : Keloids can be very tough to treat.One might want to consider an injection of a steroid first to see if it will shrink.If not then surgery is the first choice and many times at the time of surgery iwill inject soem steroids while I am closing.Followup is so critical so at the first sign of a recurrence you can have it injected.Wwwbeautybybrueck. ...Read more

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Scar revision or laser treatment? What's best? For keloid scar, also have a mole on the scar tissue

Scar revision or laser treatment? What's best? For keloid scar, also have a mole on the scar tissue

Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read more

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Why won't my hypertrophic scar go away?

Stuck in healing : The hypertrophic scar gets stuck in an inflammatory stage of healing. This stage is characterized by red, raised, itching, painful scars. Steroid injections calm the inflammation. Silicone gel sheeting can also be beneficial. Occasional the scars have to be excised or revised. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is there any way to remove a hypertrophic scar and a keloid?

Is there any way to remove a hypertrophic scar and a keloid?

More common in the: Black race; occasionally helped by steroid injections, but i see the ones that have failed, and those that have many. Removing the scar by a plastic/cosmetic surgeon followed by radiotherapy. Get the XRT consult and surgeon to discuss...Needs to happen same day as surgery. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a hypertrophic scar fast?

How to get rid of a hypertrophic scar fast?

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, flatter, and softer. Some individuals tend to form hypertrophic scars and this can be a real problem. No one treatment works best. Application of a gel pad and massage can help, but you may need to see a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I fade a hypertrophic scar on my knee?

How do I fade a hypertrophic scar on my knee?

Depends on scar age: Maria, this may depend on the age of the scar. In the early stages of healing no treatment may be the best treatment. If the scar has clear signs of hypertrophy then within a few months of initial injury kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid) injections may be of value. If the scar is of longer nature and inhibits movement of your knee joint the best remedy may actually be surgical revision of said scar. ...Read more

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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Scar Revision (Definition)

Various techniques including surgical revision, steroid injection, and abrasion, meant to improve the appearance and/or ...Read more