Hypertrophic scars are scars that are raised above the normal skin level, they lie, as it were, on top of your skin. Hypertrophic scars are usually red in colour and thickened. These types of scars can be itchy or painful. The scar is smaller than the wound.
Hypertrophic scars can be effectively treated at Huidzorg West. During the initial consultation, we will discuss your symptoms and assess your skin. We will then create a tailor-made treatment plan. Hypertrophic scars can be treated effectively by:
In the event of damage to the skin, the wound healing process is started. This is a very complex process. All stages of wound healing should be completed without problems to form a ‘beautiful’ scar. Factors such as inflammation, tension and dirt in the wound (e.g. suture fragments) interfere with the natural wound healing process and may play a role in the formation of hard subcutaneous scar tissue. A hypertrophic scar can also occur with burns.
Keloid scars are actually special hypertrophic scars. The scar is often thick, dark-coloured and larger than the original injury. People with coloured skin have an increased risk of developing keloid scars.
Huidzorg West effectively treats acne marks with a fractional laser. This method is mainly used to reduce the appearance of scars. This can be done for atrophic acne scars, as well as hypertrophic acne scars. In addition to improving the skin’s structure, any redness or dark discolouration is also reduced.
The goal of scar massage is to stimulate blood circulation. This improves the elasticity of the scar. This makes the skin more supple and reduces complaints such as movement limitations and pain. In order to intensify the scar treatment, endermotherapy is used at Huidzorg West.
Unfortunately, there is not much you can do about hypertrophic scars. Once the wounds have healed, you can use silicone plasters or silicone cream as a precaution.With the use of silicone plasters and silicone gel, scars can soften and flatten within weeks to months. In addition, its use reduces redness, pain and itching.
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