Hi, I am a dark skinned guy from India. I have developed a hypertrophic scar from previous acne on my nose. It is skin colored and does not hurt at all. It is there on my nose from past 4 years. Can anyone of suggest any good treatments for me. Would steroid injections help?
Treatment options for hypertrophic scar?
Doctor Answers 3
Treatment for Scars
The best treatment for hypertrophic scars is a series of injections with a steroid solution. This actually flattens the scars. If they are large scars, you might need to have them excised first.
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Acne scar hypertrophic on nose
Treatment options inclused excision and steroid injections. Please see a board certified surgical dermatologist or plastic surgeon for the best possible result.
Acne Hypertrophic scar and how to treat
I would consider excision. The other option is to use a laser to take down the scar. The excision would help to achieve a possible higher percentage of removal and change. The laser would just take the scar down more to the level of the rest of the normal skin.
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