Keloid Scars & Hypertrophic Scar
Keloids are a scar complication of any kind of injury, whether accidental, tattoos, or surgical, in a person who has Keloid Disorders.
The normal evolution of a scar generally goes through a red and lumpy stage, followed by a gradual fading of any increased pigmentation and a gradual flattening of the scar. After the scar maturation is complete, the scar blends into the adjoining skin.
However, a person with a Keloid Disorder will develop a lumpy scar that can be red, pigmented, painful, and itchy in the area of injury, and this scar will continue to grow much beyond the margins of the injury or scar.
A hypertrophic scar is a variant of scar healing in which the scar behaves like a keloid, but the extent of the scar is limited to the original injury or scar.
For a person who has a keloidal tendency, one has to be very careful to avoid any skin injuries. If you are having a surgical procedure, it is important to mention to the surgeon your tendency to make keloid as you will need treatments after your operation to prevent the surgical scar from becoming a keloid.
Your surgeon might prescribe you silicone gels or silicone sheets, or other pressure devices to reduce the chance of keloid formation.
Keloid scars will not go away on their own. They will, however, go through phases of activity and inactivity.
A keloidal scar will extend beyond its original scar into otherwise normal skin, while a hypertrophic scar does not extend into normal skin.
There are many different levels of Keloid treatments.
The commonest used keloid scar creams generally incorporate silicone gels and have a marginal effect. The use of silicone gels or other scar management creams does not have the same efficacy as intralesional steroid injections.
* All prices quoted apply to surgery done at World Class clinic in Mumbai, India and are subject to variation based on prevalent exchange rates.
While the cost of Intralesional Steroid Injections at the Reforme Medical Clinic, Cardiff, UK, will be determined after your consultation with Dr. Prashant, the charges generally start at £150.
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