Keloid / Scar Revision Newport Beach
Hypertrophic scars may occur when an incision or skin injury forms dense fibrous tissue along the these areas. When the fibrous tissue extends beyond the borders of the original wound then the term Keloid is used.
Hypertrophic scars and keloids can be more common the darker skin color one is. It is also more prevalent in certain areas of the body such as the sternum and along the mandible border.
There are a range of nonsurgical treatments and these may be combined. Scar massage or compression may help to decrease scars. Other initial treatments may involve ointments such as hydrocortisone or a silicone gel. Next, injections of a corticosteroid into the scar every 4-6 weeks will decrease the size. Lasers can also be used to help decrease and blend in scars.
Surgical scar excision is performed usually as a final option. Scar excision uses special plastic surgery techniques and sutures to remove and hide scars. Experience Beauty with Keloid and Scar Revision in Newport Beach and Orange County.