the steroid injection did flatten the scar some but i hav how the scar is a long line about an inch long and still red and kind of wide now that its gone down. I am really interested in having it excised and sewn up less noticeably my plastic surgeon says i have to wait until it heals up before excising it. Am i at risk for it growing back in form of a keloid? will it look less noticeable? any advice will really help thanks so much!
Risk of a Hypertrophic Scar on Chest Becoming a Keloid with Revision?
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Treatment of Breast keloids
This breast scar can be treated without surgery. The options available in my LA practice include the following:
- Pulsed Dye Scar Laser
- Selective IIT
- Pressure Treatment
Hypertrophic scar on chest
The chest is a high risk area for hypertrophic scarring. Re-excising the keloid may result in a worse-appearing scar. I would suggest more conservative measures including the use of vascular lasers and additional sessions of steroid injections.
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