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Friday, March 20, 2020
Keloid scars are raised, enlarged and often discoloured scars which are formed at the site of incision or injury such as surgery, burn, piercing or even acne. They occur when the scar over-heals, continuing to grow and encroaching upon healthy tissue, becoming raised, itchy and painful. The risk of keloid scarring is said to be 2-4% in Caucasians and 12% in people with darker skin tones.
Hypertrophic scars are also raised but they stay within the boundary of the original lesion and may mature and regress over time.
Treatment is rapidly evolving for keloid and hypertrophic scars and is dependent upon the location and size of the scar and your skin type. Treatments range from injectables such as botox and steroids through to laser treatments and needle-less injections using the revolutionary Enerjet system. In rare cases, liquid nitrogen freezing, radiotherapy or surgery can be used.
It’s imperative to seek professional medical advice for the treatment of keloid and hypertrophic scars to ensure the right plan is put in place. The team of laser experts, aestheticians and dermatologists at the Cadogan Clinic work collaboratively to diagnose and deliver a bespoke treatment plan to achieve the very best results.
To book a consultation with Mr Azzopardi please call 0207 305 5866.
Read the full article at glamourmagazine.co.uk.