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What Is The Difference Between Hypertrophic Scarring And A Keloid
The area affected: Hypertrophic scars are raised scars that do not spread beyond the boundry of the original scar. A keloid is a scar that continues to grow, extending well outside the boundary of the original scar site. That is, it spreads into areas of previously normal non-scarred skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hypertrophic scar: A hypertrophic scar appears as a raised, red scar. A keloid is similar but extends beyond the boundary of the scar. There are treatments available to improve either. ...Read more
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
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
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
Keloid scar: Keloids are scars that grow beyond the area of the traumatized skin or incision, and are most commonly seen on the earlobes in areas of piercings. Hypertrophic scars are typically seen in areas of tension during healing from surgery and are confined to the limits of the incisions. To send a pic, request a consult! ...Read more
I have a very small keloid or hypertrophic scar around my earring. If I go to take my earring out and then get the scar cut off will it be gone foreve?
Steroid injection: You can see a dermatologist to inject steroid and a low level chemo 5-FU into the scar this may shrink it. Other measures are resurfacing with lasers. ...Read more
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