KELOIDS (HYPERTROPHIC SCARS )user
A scar is a result of the body naturally healing or replacing damaged skin. It usually consists of fibrous tissue, therefore the composition may differ in appearance. Scars may appear flat, lumpy, sunken, lightly, or darkly pigmented.
Raised lumpy scars are known as keloid or hypertrophic scars. These scars are a result of excess repair tissue being formed and getting deposited in the process of wound healing.
In hypertrophic scars, the excess tissue is deposited within the original injury, and in keloids, the tissue extends beyond the original injury. Both types of scars are itchy. Hypertrophic may occur in any part of the body, but keloids generally occur on darker-skinned persons and are common on the upper body, mostly, the chest, earlobes, shoulders, and upper back.
Though hypertrophic scars tend to regress over time, the keloid may continue to grow unless treated.
At Christell we offer customized treatment plans depending on the degree of the scar. Treatment may include topical creams, steroid injections, laser treatment, and Botox.