Can a product like Obagi containing Retinol cause hypertrophic scars? (Photos)

This picture is post op 6 months. Can a product like Obagi containing Retinol cause hypertrophic scars? My breast lift scars were healing normally until I started using the Retinol cream on them. Now they are raised and spread out.

Doctor Answers 1

Hypertrophic scars after breast surgery, more common than you think!

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These types of scars are your own body's response to skin cutting and have nothing to do with skin care or often nothing to do with the surgeon. I suggest you see an expert for laser treatments. Best, Dr. Emer.


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