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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...

How can I lighten a hypertrophic scar on my knee?

Hypertrophic scar. Hypertrophic scars are distinguished from keloids in that the associated scar tissue doesn't extend beyond the margins of the wound. Treatment options are similar for both, some of which include intralesional corticosteroid injections, surgical excision, cryotherapy, and others. These lesions have a high rate of recurrence, though. Your doctor can discuss options with you, if you choose to treat. Read more...
Dark/scar/knee. Try hydroquinone to area. See a derma or Plastic to obtain an Rx or there are OTC brands at . Read more...

Keloid or hypertrophic scar? On knee, raised, wrinkly, slightly darker than skin, grew without noticing and stayed same size many years. No part hangs

Easy to tell. A true keloid has little serrations on its edge, like the "crab claw" for which it is named. These tend to get bigger over time. If it doesn't bother you, making the distinction is moot. If you want it off, the distinction might actually be important, and the outcome's uncertain in either case. Read more...

Will retin a (tretinoin) help lighten a scar on my leg?

Nope . If anything, retin a (tretinoin) can be associated with hyper pigmentation. You might try a 4% hydroquinone to lighten it if this is an old scar. If it is recent ( past year) keep in mind it will take a year to lighten up and flatten out naturally. Best of luck! . Read more...