Scars are a problem for all of us. Any injury, inflammation or wound causes scars. Scars are for a lifetime, except a few that fade away over years. The major “problem” scars are known as Keloid scars. Not all of us develop Keloids. Those of us who do can become very self conscious of their appearance.
Keloids are raised scars. They form in response to an injury. When the body suffers an injury, it rushes its defense molecules, including white cells, to heal itself. The scars form as the skin heals. In most people the skin heals with an indent. In some, the body pushes more collagen than normal to the site of injury and a hard mass forms that is called a Keloid scar.
Treatment of Keloid scars proves to be difficult. If new surgery is performed to remove the Keloid, more of them will replace the original one. Some doctors treat Keloids by injecting them with a steoid solution. These injections slowly dry out the Keloid. In addition, some doctors utilize laser technology to “soften” the appearance of the Keloid. Dr. Kovak utilizes both approaches to Keloid scars.
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