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Raised scars...dermabrasion, laser, steroid injections?

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Raised scars...dermabrasion, laser, steroid injections?

Postby cuddles8 » Fri May 01, 2009 10:48 am

I have hypertrophic scars from a breast reduction surgery. They are mature - over 15 years old. Some areas are more raised than others. I'm wondering what can be done to help flatten them? What is the BEST treatment? Dermabrasion, lasering, steroid injections? Has anyone had experience with any of these for older, hypertrophic scarring? Any advise would be greatly appreciated!
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Postby luckycharm327 » Tue May 12, 2009 11:11 am

I too would like to know more about this.
I have a horrible raised scar on my hand, I've already have a corrective surgery on it once with no success... :?
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Postby Maria@CHarmony » Tue May 12, 2009 3:20 pm

I have been looking up on chats and messages boards to try to get a feel for what discussions I might be able to tap into and give and receive valuable information so that I am kept inform professionally and personally. Sometimes when you work so closely to something you become numb or immune. I want to avoid that at all cost...and thought this would keep me grounded and reminds me daily, why I choose to work. I met awesome women and turning points in their lives and it is great feeling to be there in the before and after!

Going forth I saw many women wanting recommendations for Keloid or scars...PLEASE KEEP IN MIND I AM NOT A DOCTOR.... This is some of the information I gathered...KENACORT can be obtained in a cream or to be administered by injection to the affected area. There are some restrictions...This medication help the tissue contract and makes lumpy scar flat and in some cases vanish in 72 hours. It is not to be applied to recent surgeries it should be used well after 6 months and can hurt the normal healing process if applied before. Some patients get anxious and want immediate results and cause more damage. So be careful in getting what you want and not what you need. We often under estimate the power of natural healing!

So I hope this is useful and pass it on! I hope it helps someone soon!

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This worked for my scars....

Postby lslsjs » Thu May 14, 2009 6:42 pm

I learned this from someone on make me heal.com and it worked for me. my scars are 90% better (and that's after laser surgery and cortisone shots did nothing).

Here is the answer - wart remover with 17% salicylic acid. apply it to the scar (you may need to do this MANY times, it took me about 6 months of using it to see these results).

start out with once every 5 days and work your way up to every day. warning - after a lot of use, it gets a little painful as it breaks down the scar but it only lasts for a few minutes (fan it or use a cool blow dryer).

Don't put makeup on it till the new skin comes in and put on antibiotic cream after a couple of days. when healed use moisturizer.

I thank the person (cathy) who posted this a year ago, it's made such a difference in my life! Good luck!
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Postby Toni-C » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:29 pm

Dear IsIsjS,
Where did you buy your acid from & the name?
Thanks in advance
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Re: Raised scars...dermabrasion, laser, steroid injections?

Postby jessica.c » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:12 pm

Hey Cuddles8,

I don't know if you have tried some of the over the counter scar treatments but I thought I would recommend some products that we carry that may help reduce the appearance and height of your scar.

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Re: This worked for my scars....

Postby dollypie » Sun May 22, 2011 6:05 am

lslsjs wrote:I learned this from someone on make me heal.com and it worked for me. my scars are 90% better (and that's after laser surgery and cortisone shots did nothing).

Here is the answer - wart remover with 17% salicylic acid. apply it to the scar (you may need to do this MANY times, it took me about 6 months of using it to see these results).

start out with once every 5 days and work your way up to every day. warning - after a lot of use, it gets a little painful as it breaks down the scar but it only lasts for a few minutes (fan it or use a cool blow dryer).

Don't put makeup on it till the new skin comes in and put on antibiotic cream after a couple of days. when healed use moisturizer.

I thank the person (cathy) who posted this a year ago, it's made such a difference in my life! Good luck!


Sorry to bring up an old thread, but does this work for surface scars only or does it work for more internal, lumpy scar tissue?
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Re: Raised scars...dermabrasion, laser, steroid injections?

Postby Toni-C » Mon May 23, 2011 4:43 pm

Thank you!
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Re: Raised scars...dermabrasion, laser, steroid injections?

Postby soochie » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:57 am

Be careful of steroid injections on hypertrophic scars. I had these injections in breast lift scars which had become raised, red, and shiny due to the wire on my underwire bras (my doc said they were okay to wear). The first injection went fine and showed a bit of improvement. The second time, she over-injected which caused the scar to thin out, but also caused the the surrounding skin to thin as well. This left purplish depressed areas surrounding the scar. Not very attractive. I just went through scar revision surgery to improve the appearance. Ask many questions before having injections and make sure your doc is a "minimalist".
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Re: Raised scars...dermabrasion, laser, steroid injections?

Postby rachel.h » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:11 pm

Treating scars is easier than most people think! With so many options available to treat the scarred area, flattening and reducing the appearance of scars has become a popular topic within our community. Silicone scar sheets have been used to treat old and new scars and the results are AMAZING! The Silicone Sheet is available in all different sizes and when used properly, assist in reducing the appearance, size, height, thickness, and color of scars for all skin types and color. They are convenient because you can wear them under your clothes and during the night while you sleep!! I have had a scar from a dog bite since the age I was 4 and I started using the sheets because the scar is on my stomach and I got tired of people asking me what happened every time I wore a bathing suit. The scar has not only been flattened but it is so light in color now that you can barely see it!! I did not start using the sheets until I was 29 years old and am so glad that I did because now I can wear a bathing suit without feeling embarrassed! :mrgreen:
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Re: Raised scars...dermabrasion, laser, steroid injections?

Postby nimmi00001 » Mon May 14, 2012 8:25 am

I'm really worried .. My daughter is having these spots on her face which have occurred after her acne problem. The pigmentation is all gone but the scars are there for so long and i haven't found any reliable product which could make her scars disappear . Please help . I've heard of this product InviCible Scars Advanced Scar Treatment | For Scars & Dark Spots
Is it worth buying ? I have also heard about Mederma Skin Care for Scars, Scarring & Stretch Marks | Mederma.com. Please tell me what are your views regarding both these products ?
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Re: Raised scars...dermabrasion, laser, steroid injections?

Postby FLJEN » Tue May 15, 2012 8:22 am

I had terrible Keloid raised scar around my belly button after my TT a year ago. I was so bummed because my bb looked so good but the scar ruined it. So I went ahead and did two sets of Kenelog injections into the bb, spaced 3 month apart and the raised scar is gone. I am thrilled I tried it. Now I only use Dermablend for the redness..the shots are $50 each, worth a try for the scar to be gone forever...good luck....
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Re: Raised scars...dermabrasion, laser, steroid injections?

Postby highlanderca » Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:27 pm

Laser treatment works very well on scars. PDL 595 V Beam by Candela & Erbium 1540 by Palomar are great. Just need to discuss with an experienced Dermatologist the best way to treat them.
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