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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Hypertrophic Scar

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Why won't my hypertrophic scar go away?

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

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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Does putting some cover like make up affects on hypertrophic scar affects on it's color ?

Does putting some cover like make up affects on hypertrophic scar affects on it's color ?

Makeup: I the scar has healed up completely you might be able to cover it up. If it still needs healing, you might get it irritated with the products. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to flatten hypertrophic scar?

How?: Treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids includes occlusive dressings, compression therapy, steroid injections, cryosurgery, excision, radiation therapy, laser therapy, retinoic acid, imiquimod 5% cream, tamoxifen, tacrolimus, botulinum toxin, and over-the-counter treatments. In other words, many treatments are out there, consult with a dermatologist for what is best for your situation. ...Read more

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How to deal with hypertrophic scar itching?

Start with simple : Hydrocortisone cream if not successful get a prescription for cordran tape. If that does not work, try kenalog (triamcinolone) injections good luck. ...Read more

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What difference would laser do to a hypertrophic scar?

What difference would laser do to a hypertrophic scar?

Hypertrophic scar: A pulse dye laser could help decrease the redness of a scar. However lasers are not the best way to treat hypertrophic scars. See your dermatologist and it is likely that they would start treatment with and injection and possibly a silicone cream. If a person has a keloid rather than a hypertrophic scar, the doctor may want to surgically remove it before injections. ...Read more

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Help, how do I tell if I have a keloid or hypertrophic scar?

Help, how do I tell if I have a keloid or hypertrophic scar?

Depends upon growth: Both keloid and hypertrophic scars look the same under the microscope. They differ by their growth characteristics. A hypertrophic scar is a scar that is contained within the area of "injury" whereas a keloid scar grows beyond the original area of injury. Both are treated similarly. ...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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What does a hypertrophic scar look like compared to a keloid?

Scars: The simple difference is hypertrophic scar is thickened raised scar within the boundary of the scar. Keloid by definition is thickened raised scar grown beyond the boundary of the scar. ...Read more

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Is it true that sunbeds can make a hypertrophic scar visibly better?

I dont think so...: If the scar is immature, it may tan permanently from a tanning bed or sun exposure. This sounds like exactly the opposite of what i would recommend for a hypertrophic scar. ...Read more

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Does the hypertrophic scar stays permanently red or or it chenges to white color?

Does the hypertrophic scar stays permanently red or or it chenges to white color?

Depends: If the scar is still building up scar tissue it will be red for a prolonged period of time. After the process tones down then it changes color to white. Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections help. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more