Do you have abnormally large, thick and raised scars that doesn’t seem to heal like normal injuries should be? Sounds like you may have hypertrophic scarring. But when does exactly hypertrophic scarring occurs? And what treatment would be suitable to treat these type of scars?
What is a hypertrophic scarring?
A hypertrophic scar is a thick raised, firm scar formed from excess fibrinogen and collagen production during healing. They’re more commonly occur following skin trauma, burns or surgical incisions as a result of tension around the healing wound.
When hypertrophic scarring occurs?
Hypertrophic scarring usually occurs somewhere between 4 to 8 weeks after a wound infection, wound closure with excess tension or other traumatic skin injury. It has a rapid growth phase for the first 6 months, and then gradually regresses over a period of a few years, eventually leading to flat scars with no further symptoms.
What treatment can you have?
Hypertrophic scars are benign and not harmful to your health. There is no risk of them developing into skin cancer. A hypertrophic scar will often regress completely between 6 months and 3 years after it first appears.
However if you wish to seek treatment, you treatment options include medication, steroid injections, freezing, lasers and surgery.
To learn more about your scars and how to prevent them happening to you, why not visit us at our Oxford Street clinic, in Central London? My Expert team will start with a thorough assessment of your skin.
How to book an appointment?
As the first step of your skin journey at Skin Perfection, you’ll be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of your skin.
During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy. Finally to manage your skin concerns your practitioner will recommend you a personalised treatment plan.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.