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Scars that are raised are called hypertrophic scars. This is an abnormal response to the healing of a skin wound. Too much collagen is produced, creating scar tissue that is raised above the surface of the skin. Hypertrophic scars are more complicated to treat or remove than flat or indented (atrophic) scars. The dermatology and plastic surgery teams at LM Medical NYC offer effective options for hypertrophic scar removal at our clinic in Manhattan.

Hypertrophic scars result from overactive collagen production and scar tissue formation during wound healing. Certain individuals are more prone to hypertrophic scarring, and other skin conditions can contribute to the creation of raised scars. Hypertrophic scars do not grow outside of the original wound boundaries. Keloids are scar tissue formations that grow beyond the wound perimeters. Once a hypertrophic scar is formed, there are treatments that can be used to flatten and reduce their appearance.

Prevention and Treatment for Hypertrophic Scars

Prevention is preferable in hypertrophic scars. Silicone sheets and other treatments for individuals prone to hypertrophic scars can be effective. Once a hypertrophic scar has formed, it must be carefully examined to determine the best removal option. Some hypertrophic scars might have blood vessels and nerves, complicating the removal of these raised scars.

Steroid injections are one of the best non-invasive treatment options to shrink and flatten hypertrophic scars. A series of injections can be an effective therapy for hypertrophic scar removal. Once flattened, other skin treatments may be used to improve the health and appearance of the skin.

For severe hypertrophic scars that do not respond to non-invasive treatments, surgical removal could be required. We offer plastic surgery for hypertrophic scar removal that is performed by our double board certified facial plastic surgeon.

If you have a hypertrophic scar and want to explore removal options, contact us at LM Medical NYC. We will schedule a consultation with one of our medical skin specialists at our clinic in Greenwich Village.

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