Inland Empire, CA
Hypertrophic scars occurs when dense fibrous tissue develops along the incisions or skin injury sites. Keloids develop when the fibrous tissue extends beyond the borders of the original wound.
Hypertrophic scars and keloids are more common in darker skin tones, and in certain areas of the body such as the sternum and trunk. Various treatments are available. Scar massage or compression, silicone gel, or silicone sheets may help. Injections of a corticosteroid into the scar every 4 to 6 weeks will help flatten the scars. Lasers can also be used to blend in the scars. Scar excision/revision is a final surgical technique to remove and camouflage the scars.
Brian K. Machida, MD, FACS
Located in the Heart of Inland Empire
Restored Faces…Transformed Lives. Excellence, experience, caring, professionalism, and amazing results are all part of the experience you’ll receive as part of your incredible experience at STC Plastic Surgery