Keloids are notoriously resistant to treatment and recur frequently, therefore making prevention key. A person with a family history of keloids would want to avoid elective surgery. Persons at high risk should immediately apply a pressure dressing when experiencing a cut or abrasion. Cryosurgery has been successful in the treatment of keloids in lighter skin. Earlobe keloids can often be surgically excised and treated with steroid injections. It should be noted that in some cases surgical removal could result in a larger scar. Laser treatment has been known to improve texture and color. Overall, combination therapies seem to yield the best results. Though hypertrophic scars will usually heal themselves, cortisone injections can accelerate the process. Occasionally a biopsy will be required to rule out other skin growths. A physician should be consulted immediately if the appearance or symptoms of the scar begin to change.
With the advance in medical technology, a lot of treatments become available for hypertrophic scars. By destroying each tissue of scar from the skin’s top layers and then exposing the skin’s lower layers, laser therapy is one of the most effective ways to removing hypertrophic scars. Whether this method is long-term or short-term will mostly depend on the scar’s severity. For your best benefit, you should work with an expert to figure out the most suitable option based on the skin condition, the types and severity level of your scars. The successful hypertrophic scar treatment requires a well-designed plan that suits your problems.