What is a hypertrophic scar?
- A hypertrophic scar is a thickened, wide, often raised scar that develops where skin is injured.
- Scars are common during the wound healing process, but a hypertrophic scar is a result of an abnormal response to a trauma or injury.
Scars & Keloid Treatment in Malaysia
- In some cases, you will need to go for keloid treatment in Malaysia, as the scar tissue grows excessively, forming smooth, hard growths called keloids.
- This can be much larger than the original wound and most commonly found on the chest, shoulders, earlobes, and cheeks.
- However, keloids can affect any part of the body.
What are the treatments for the scar?
- Pressure from a bandage or pressure garment (stretchy material as Lycra/Tubigrip). This pressure should be applied day and night for up to months or even years.
- Application of silicone, in sheet or gel form directly to the wound is thought to speed up the repair of scar.
- Steroids (Triamcinalone) can be injected into the scar itself. Usually given at 4 to 6 week intervals.
- Scar repairing creams can be used upon seeking advice from the surgeon
What are the treatments for keloid? Can you permanently remove a keloid?
- Corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation
- Using pressure or silicone gel pads after injury (similar to scar treatment)
- Radiation to shrink keloids (very small risk of tumour formation).
- For a very large keloids or an older keloid scar, surgical removal may be indicated
Visit our clinic today for an effective treatment by Dr Soma. Avoid home remedies to get rid of keloid as they may not be safe.