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Scars / hypertrophic scar / keloid / what to do?

Every trauma and touch to your body has a trace. And a significant part of these traces cannot be destroyed. It can be hidden, faded, turned into natural lines, but it does not disappear. While each scar is irregular and tight, raised and red at the beginning, it becomes soft, pale and smooth over time between 6-18 months. Regardless of the cause of these scars, each trace has a history. Your age, the structure, color, thickness of your skin, the way the trauma occurred, the dressing of your wound, the traumas encountered during care, smoking, the location of your scar on your body, everything affects this process. Keloid means exaggerated wound healing. Time has passed, but your scar is raised, out-of-bounds, itchy and red. It means there is a cosmetic problem. Hypertrophic scar is less exaggerated than keloid. The difference: the permission does not go beyond the borders. The two are mixed. Dark-skinned people are serious keloid candidates. Care should be taken in patients with a history of scars and a care template should be drawn accordingly. Steroids used in its treatment will reduce itching and redness. Surgical removal is a method. Even skin grafts are applied in large scars. Shaving with dermabrasion method, cell spray, platelet injection with PRP, contour correction with stem cell-rich oil injections are widely used in treatment… Combination with ray therapy is a solution. Special pressure dressings and clothing must be applied on the keloid. Sometimes the treatment can take up to 1 year. Solarium and sun contact should be avoided during the treatment and recovery period. Laser is a method that can be applied sometimes in combination and sometimes in a few sessions alone and successful results can be obtained. Different responses to treatment can be obtained in every part of the body. Tense areas (legs, arms, knees) should be taken care of, as scars will tend to enlarge. Chest, shoulders, auricles are places where hypertrophic scar and keloid can be seen more. Again, the application of silicone bandage after dressing is common and beneficial.