Hypertrophic Scarring

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Hypertrophic Scarring … your body makes excess tissue.

Those who are ethnic are more prone to these types of scars

Sub Category: Keloid, Cysts, Growths, Lipoma
Further Categories: Pebblestone, Submarine Cysts, Granulomas

Treatment: steroid (cortisone) creams and injections, silicone gels, cryotherapy (freezing the scars with liquid nitrogen), tapes, pulsed dye laser treatments, co2 drip, hyfecator, excision, or injections to help shrink and flatten the scar. Care must be taken while treating these scars to avoid aggravating the skin which can lead to a worsening of the keloid.

More commonly, overproduction of collagen occurs when a wound is infected or inflamed, under a great deal of tension or motion (such as in injuries over a joint), or left to heal without stitches. Burns, piercings, cuts, surgery, and acne can be the cause.

Characteristics:

  • restricting movement, as the skin is no longer as flexible
  • forming within the boundaries of the original wound
  • creating healing tissue that is thicker than usual
  • being red and raised to start with but becoming flatter and paler over time

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