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Are there any new hypertrophic scar treatments or products available?Or are there going to be this/next year?For example microcyn(oculus hydrogel) is.

Are there any new hypertrophic scar treatments or products available?Or are there going to be this/next year?For example microcyn(oculus hydrogel) is.

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 evaluation and recommendations. ...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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Are things like radiation therapy, 5-fluorouracil, or interferon (IFN) therapy safe hypertrophic scar treatments or over the top? Other options?

Are things like radiation therapy, 5-fluorouracil, or interferon (IFN) therapy safe hypertrophic scar treatments or over the top? Other options?

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/benefit ratio for anything you contemplate doing. ...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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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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Can hypertrophic scar can get treated? My surgeon says its not possible .

Can hypertrophic scar can get treated? My surgeon says its not possible .

Absolutely: You cannot eliminate them but the height or projection of the scar can be improved. Hypertrophic scars respond to pressure so firm taping over the scar or a pressure garment works really well to flatten existing scars. Triamcinoline injections into the scar will flatten them over several weeks. ...Read more

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How do doctors tell the difference between a hypertrophic scar and keloids ?

How do doctors tell the difference between a hypertrophic scar and keloids ?

Scars: Yes experienced doctors tell the differences between Keloids and Hypertrophic scars by examinations. The keloids 'out grow' the dimensions of the original injury. While hypretrophioc scars stay within that dimension.. ...Read more

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Is dermabrasion effective on raised or hypertrophic scar or may make it worse?

Is dermabrasion effective on raised or hypertrophic scar or may make it worse?

It could get worse: Dermabrasion is unlikely to make a hypertrophic or keloid scar better and could make it worse. It is unlikely to make it less wide. Injected steroids may help to flatten the scar. ...Read more

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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