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Best Hypertrophic Scar Treatment?

Basically, 2 years ago, I was playing football with friends, fell bad, and got this really bad "cut/gash" on my knee.It eventually turned... READ MORE

Is Laser Surgery on Hypertrophic Scars Recommended?

I have a red, raised scar on my chin (partially faded) and I was wondering if it's recommended to have Laser treatment and if so what are the side... READ MORE

Options for Removing a Hypertrophic Scar?

I had a major surgery 11 months ago to removed a tumor from my pancreas Two months after the surgery, I developed a thick and bulky scar. I went to... READ MORE

How to Fix Hypertrophic Scar from Shingles?

About 7 years ago, I got shingles on the side of my face. After they went away, I was left with what appears to be, a hypertrophic scar (red and... READ MORE

What is this bump on my industrial piercing and how can I treat it? (Photo)

I got my industrial pierced 5 years ago and have had this bump since. I am unsure if this is a keloid or a hypertrophic scar. It used to be fairly... READ MORE

Best Treatment for Hypertrophic Acne Scars?

My skin can best be described as "lumpy", with hypertrophic acne scars covering most of my face. I am a Caucasian female, 41. The scars... READ MORE

Cortisone Injection and Pulsed Dye Laser for Hypertrophic Scars?

5FU or Cortisone injection and Pulsed dye laser for hypertrophic scars? I have three or four small 8-year-old hypertrophic scars on my cheek. Should I... READ MORE

Does Insurance Cover Hypertrophic Scar Removal?

I have 7 hypertrophic scars on my arm. They're almost a year old. They constantly itch, no matter what type of cream I put on it. They itch to the... READ MORE

Reducing Hypertrophic Scar from Mole Removal on Penis? (photo)

I went through a mole removal on my penis past October. Soon after, the wound was infected and when it was healed, a pigmented hypertrophic scar took... READ MORE

What Can Be Done About my Lip Scar That Will Never Heal?

Dear RealSelf, I have a scar in the middle of my uper lip from a road accident 18 years ago. It is red, raised slightly fibrous underneath and filled... READ MORE

What's the Best Treatment to Reduce/eliminate a Hypertrophic Scar on a Cartilage Piercing?

I got a cartilage piercing w/ a needle 1.5 years ago in order to min. possibility of scarring. I always kept it clean w/ sea salt and was putting dil.... READ MORE

Should I Use a Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon for Scar Excision?

And why? Which is the best option? Pros and cons? Also, which type of excision procedures are best for a small lineal hypertrophic scars after an... READ MORE

Scar Treatment for Scalded Asian Skin?

I have developed hypertrophic scarring on my chest as a result from scalding over 5 years ago. What type of treatment and the best treatment there is... READ MORE

Can You Still Get Rid of a Scar That Has Been Sunburnt?

In 2008 I had my thyroid removed which left me with a huge scar.It was hypertropic and I received steroid injections for that which helped to a point... READ MORE

Cortisone Injection for Hypertrophic Scars?

Is cortisone injection good for 8 year old hypertrophic scars? READ MORE

Is This Scar from my Navel Piercing a Keloid?

I'm wondering because I want to get it repierced but first, I want to know if it's a keloid or just hypertrophic scar so I can proceed to find methods... READ MORE

Indentation After Steroid Injection to Remove Hypertrophic Scar

Two years ago, I had a mole on my thigh removed by laser. Unfortunately, it grew back into a different color so I went to a different dermatologist.... READ MORE

Steroid Injection for Hypertrophic Scar?

I am 24 yr old brown skin Indian girl having a hypertrophic scar on my jawline under my sideburn about 5 mm diameter red and looks like a boil for... READ MORE

Can a hypertrophic scar be removed with excision?

My 10 year old son gashed his forehead last summer. It healed as a raised scar. He is being treated by a pediatric plastic surgeon who has recommended... READ MORE

What is This Bump on my Lip? Is It a Hypertrophic Scar?

I had a lip piercing for about two years and it would occasionally get a bump on the bottom part of the circular barbell I usual had in it but it... READ MORE

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