Hypertrophic scarring removal
Thank you for your question. Hypertrophic scars can be treated with steroid
injections that will diminish their appearance. Along with the natural
reduction of the scar, this gives very good results. However, to improve
results for your type of acne scarring, I like to start with the Pulsed Dye
Laser. You will need 4-5 treatments spread 4 weeks apart. If you are interested
you should seek a qualified physician to give you a thorough consultation.
A combination of intralesional steroid injections and Fraxel Laser will help treat these scars. It will take several sessions to heal these scars at least one month apart. Please consult an expert in scars. Best, Dr. Green
Hypertrophic scars on nose
In my opinion, the best treatment for hypertrophic scars on the nose is intralesional injections. Since you have dark skin, I would avoid steroids. Verapamil and 5-fluorouracil are excellent in darker-skinned patients. We have combined injections with ablative and non-ablative lasers. Find a acne scar expert. Ask to see photos. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Once you have been examined, and maybe even a test extraction done to ensure they are not comedones (large "white heads") I tend to treat these with a series of steroid injections and fractionated laser (Fraxel, CO2) treatment. Find a dermatologist experienced in treating darker skin-types, as there are a number of important nuances to be noted when treating this patient group. Best wishes, Shobhan.