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Raised scarring around belly button piercing. How do I make it heal better/get rid of the scar, it's not flush with the rest of my skin?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: These are usually

hypertrophic scars, not keloids, see dermatologist for treatment

In brief: These are usually

hypertrophic scars, not keloids, see dermatologist for treatment
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: Keloid.

Some people get lumpy scars called keloids as their skin heals after any sort of trauma - such as a piercing.
The best treatment is to remove the piercing jewelry, but you probably don't want to hear that. A dermatologist can inject the keloid with a steroid solution, and that will often decrease the lumpiness substantially.

In brief: Keloid.

Some people get lumpy scars called keloids as their skin heals after any sort of trauma - such as a piercing.
The best treatment is to remove the piercing jewelry, but you probably don't want to hear that. A dermatologist can inject the keloid with a steroid solution, and that will often decrease the lumpiness substantially.
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