Is This Scar from my Navel Piercing a Keloid?
- Asked by citygirl125 in Boston, MA
- 4 years ago
Belly button scar revision
This is a hypertrophic scar from a navel piercing and I would recommend surgical excision and resuture for this scar.
Treatment no different for Keloid vs. Hypertrophic Scar
Keloid is exuberant proliferation of scar tissue beyond the original border of incision or trauma vs. hypertrophic scar involves thickened scar tissue that stays within the periphery of inciting injury. The treatment however is exactly the same. You should seek a board-certified dermatologist to consider intralesional steroid injection, prescription for imiquimod (Aldara), and possibly silicone gel occlusion.
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