Scar Revision of Keloids & Hypertrophic Scars
in NYC by Dr Lloyd Hoffman

After our skin is injured, the body begins the healing process by creating a scar, but sometimes these scars can develop into what’s called a keloid or hypertrophic scars.

A keloid is a type of scar that rises above the rest of skin, forming an external growth. They mostly develop on the chest, back, shoulders, and earlobes. They rarely develop on the face, but can sometimes form on the jaw-line. Typically they look like an elevated section of skin with an irregular shape that is flat and has a pink or purple color to it. Keloids typically appear after surgery, but they can also appear from slight irritation on the skin from an acne pimple on the chest or other minor injuries like burns and piercings. Keloids can also start to form sometime after the injury and extend beyond the initial wound site. If untreated, they can also become itchy and tender to the touch.

Hypertrophic scars also form during the scarring process and are thick like keloids, but are different in that they stay within the region of the initial injury. They are also redder in color and overtime will subside on their own, but this process can take up to a year.

There are several methods of removing Keloids including steroid injections, surgery, lasers, silicone sheets, and cryotherapy (freezing the keloid with liquid nitrogen), as well as laser. After examination, Dr. Hoffman can explain to you which method is ideal in your situation.

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