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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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 »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I 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 »
Why do I have a small bump on my stomach for the past few years?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had this little bump on my stomach for a few years. I have attached a picture of the bump. I have shaved the area to give you a better picture. The bump is not growing or increasing in size. It has been the same size. What could this be? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since there are many causes of nodule and complete history with good clinical examination is necessary to diagnose the nodule, I would like to give a differential diagnosis of what could it... Read Full »
Will botox help in the healing of scars after a scar revision surgery?
Query: Hi doctor, My scar revision surgery is not healing well, and it seems worse than last week. Please see the attached picture. Involuntary frowning causes lines to run through the scar, can this be causing problems? Is it worth taping my forehead, so I cannot make frown lines? Is it worth getting a bo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I have seen the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like it is a very early stage following scar revision. It looks good right now. But, it will take time for the scar to get better. The following might... 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 % improvement. But, it is still visib... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You 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 d... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 tre... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Are the acne-like growths on my chest cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, I have attached a picture which is on my chest for about two years. It has not given me any problem. Around two years back I had a small acne like thing on my chest right side and it became like this ever since. The dermatologists I have visited have said it is nothing to worry about, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there any complaint in it? Do you have any pain or burning sensation or itching? Revert back with the asked details to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist 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 tatto. I was bad and due to embarrassment I burned it with slaked lime and washing soda, it now swelled up. It is five months now when I burned it with slaked lime and washing soda. Please tel me the right way to cure this. What medicines I have to take? What is the cost? I am... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 dermato... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »