What can I do for hypertrophic scars on my face? The cyst marks are hard, elevated and skin colored. (Photo)
Doctor Answers 2
Injectable steroid + Fractional laser for hypertrophic scars
In my practice, I fractionate hypertrophic scars, then apply injectable steroid over the fractionated scars so that the substance runs through the holes. This serves two objectives. Break the scars apart with fractional laser resurfacing and lower the immune response with the applied steroid. I agree that you have heavy mixed scarring. This will require a multi-pronged approach that will always take into consideration your skin's potential to heal with hypertrophic scars. This is because of your history of already having had hypertrophic scars. In my experience with patients who have propensity to hypertrophic scars, my approach is very gingerly and conservative.