What are hypertrophic scars and keloids?

Hypertrophic scars and keloids are raised, firm, slightly hyperpigmented scar that is formed due to abnormal response to wound healing. It is generally associated with exceed fibrinogen and collagen formation during healing. While hypertrophic scar is limited to the scar, keloid extend beyond the scar margins. These are generally asymptomatic, but sometimes may be associated with lid itching and pain. When present over a join, they can limit joint movement also.

Who can get hypertrophic scar and keloid?

As we know not everyone develop hypertrophic scar and keloid. Genetic predisposition is the main factor depending on race and familial history.

Treatment

? Medical treatment

We customize best treatment for the patients after evaluating the scar. If the scar is immature and red, it can be molded with the help of pressure garments and silicone preparations creams available.

? Intralesional injections

When scar is old we customize treatment according to its thickness and response to treatments. We provide intralesional injections to make scar soft and flat, reducing its thickness. It also helps in reducing itch and itch if present. 4-6 injections are required at an interval of 3 weeks.

? Laser

Laser treatment is very effective and helpful in managing scars and keloids. It helps on remodeling the scars and flattening it out. Visit us for the best laser treatment in Noida.

? Surgery

If the lesion is very bothering and problematic, non-responding to treatment, surgical excision can be done. Surgery is done to cut the scar and reduce the line of tension. Surgery may be combined with other treatment options to improve the results.