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Hypertrophic Scar

A hypertrophic scar is a thick scar developing on the skin followed by skin trauma, burns, and surgical incisions. The first line of treatment is corticosteroid injections. The other treatments are surgery, laser therapy, and freezing.

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I have stiff and itchy skin after skin burn recovery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recovered from 40 percent burn damage, but still, my skin is raised, stiff, and itching. Should I consult a doctor?  Read Full »

Dr. Wani Parag Subhodh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I looked over the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The images depict a hypertrophic scar. First, apply the emollient twice daily and massage it into the spot. Next, create a pressure garment in the size of your...  Read Full »

I have red, itchy, skin hives after the tattoo. How to manage?

Query: Hello doctor,Two and a half weeks ago I got a henna tattoo done on my arm and hand. Two days after receiving the tattoo I got a reaction on my skin (hives, itchy, and slight redness). I treated the areas with hydrocortisone and antihistamine. However, the area has now got worse (see attached photos)...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, I appreciate you signing up on icliniq. You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. I read your query and understand your concern. My advice: Consult your specialist doctor, talk to them, and take medications after their consent. Apply Hexilac (Allium cepa, allantoin, and Hepar...  Read Full »

Will the lesion formed on my skin after trauma stay or go away?

Query: Hi doctor, One month ago, I noticed a small bump under my skin. I started poking it and injured the area around it. It bled as I tried to squeeze it. It has formed into a pink raised bump that does not seem to disappear. I went to two dermatologists who had confirmed that the lesion was not cancerou...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a post-inflammatory scar that has occured due to excess scratching, rubbing, popping, and pricking the lesion. Avoid scratching and rubbing the lesion as it may cause secondary bacterial infection and deep permanent scars. I suggest you to follow the below trea...  Read Full »

Are the black pimples in my penis curable?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed some black spots or black pimples for a while near my penis. I wonder what is that? I did my STD test, and it came out negative. The last time I had intercourse was three years ago. I did my test again after six months, and everything came out negative then, just for sur...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Before concluding, I would like to ask a few questions, was any laboratory investigation done? Was Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) or Hepatitis C (HCV) tests done? Was any biopsy of the lesion done? The clinical picture attached (attachment removed to protect the pa...  Read Full »

How to get rid of a raised incision scar on my nipple after a surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had surgery for my gynecomastia a few years back, and the results were satisfying. However, I have noticed that the incision scar on the right nipple has become slightly raised and prominent with time. Is this normal? How can I control and reverse it? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Wani Parag Subhodh

Answer: Hello,Welcome to went through your query and understood your concern.It seems you have a keloid. It is due to excessive fibrous tissue, which can happen to anyone. The cause is genetic, or you have a tendency for hypertrophy of the scar. When the scar is raised and involves the surroun...  Read Full »

Are children more susceptible to get hypertrophic scars after scar excision?

Query: Hello doctor, My son has one somewhat large scar on the right side of his neck and a small scar on the left side of his neck from a burn injury since 10 months ago. He has received three laser treatments, and it looks much, much better. My son is almost 2 years old. Our plastic surgeon would do a s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Dawre

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your son has a post-burn hypertrophic scar over the submandibular region.  Read Full »

What is the best treatment to remove accident scars on the face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a hypertrophic scar on the left side of my face due to a road traffic accident from five years ago. I had undergone a scar revision surgery four years back but, no improvement was seen. So, I had a Z-plasty surgery two years back with a 40 percent improvement. But, it is still v...  Read Full »

Dr. Vikram Kumar Raja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to can try fractional RF (radio-frequency) or laser resurfacing for further improvement. But do not expect complete removal of the scar. A scar once formed will remain forever. You cannot remove it completely. It can only be made less conspicuous at a visible distance...  Read Full »

Is oily face more prone to acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a teenager and I noticed that my face and hair typically gather quite a bit of oil and thus my face can develop quite a bit of acne. Is there any recommendations or a way to send a photo? Below my chin has quite a bit as well as the right side of my chin. These are my main areas ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a few acne on the cheek and neck. But about the neck and chin lesions, these are not the only acne. As I noticed you have some kind of rashes also over these areas ...  Read Full »

How to cure a scar caused due to burning the tattoo with slaked lime and washing soda?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a tattoo. It was bad and due to embarrassment I burned it with slaked lime and washing soda, it now swelled up. It is five months now since I burned it with slaked lime and washing soda. Please tell me the right way to cure this. What medicines do I have to take? What is the cos...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your problem, but you have got a hypertrophied scar. Scar remolding process can continue to take place months after the real injury. In your case, burning with soda and slaked lime. It could be active but you can halt the activity by visiting the dermatolo...  Read Full »

I have a hypertrophic scar in the base of my nostril. Can I make it look better?

Query: Hello doctor,I met with a mountain biking accident about two years ago. What I believe is I have a hypertrophic scar from the base of my nostril to my upper lip, which is about 3/4 inches. It is flattened a lot and is no longer red. Can I make it even better?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, it is a hypertrophic scar (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It still looks bumpy and elevated in the picture, and it can be flattened with intralesional Kenalog (Triamcinolone Acetonide) injections. You may need two to three sessions to bring it ...  Read Full »

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