Search Contact Us Bookmark this page Admin
Sắc đẹp & Phong cáchUng thư và Phòng ngừaLối sống lành mạnhSức khỏe tinh thần và stressGiới tính Nam/NữChủ đề nóng bỏng
SiteMaps 탐색 건너뛰기 링크Hidoc Home > Sắc đẹp & Phong cách > FAQ
Sắc đẹp & Phong cách : FAQ
[Keloid] What is Keloid?
[2007-09-21 02:52] (1,262)

In general, Keloid indicates the appearance of a scar on the surface of skin. But Keloid and Hypertrophic Scars can be differentiated and in most cases, they belong to the Hypertrophic Scars.

 

Hypertrophic Scars:

A scar is projected above the skin and the surface is uneven. It is red, itchy, stings and hurts. The jutting shape of both Keloid and Hypertrophic Scars are similar but it does not exceed the range of incision or external injury even though it gets bigger. It usually involutes 6~18 months after having the scar. The scar around joint area or the one that is located vertically on the folds of skin tends to be a hypertrophic Scar.

 

Injecting steroid group drug for several months or years may improve the scar or it can be removed by surgical intervention. However, it is impossible to completely prevent or treat the hypertrophic scars regardless of surgery, medication and physical therapy. For the evaluation and proper treatment for hypertrophic scars, one should consult with a plastic surgeon and he/she can help for itchy and stinging sensation besides the scars.

 

Keloid:

It is a lump of thick tissue that grows around a scar of the incised line. Usually, it is red or little darker than the surrounding tissues. The surface and boundary are irregular and it is hard, itchy, stings and hurts. It does not involutes 6~18 months after having the scar but expands beyond the damaged area up to other normal skin.

 

For treatment, steroid injection and incision can be adopted. In some cases, skin transplant can be considered. The most important thing is that Keloid has higher possibility to recur. Also, when it is returns, it tends to have  a bigger size. Therefore, it is effective to accompany other treatments, such as injecting steroid and pressing the scar with a compress.

 

It is impossible to completely prevent or treat the hypertrophic scars regardless of surgery, medication and physical therapy. It is similar to Fibrosarcomatous Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans or other malignant lesions and the symptoms may worsen after the incision. For this reason, it is important to consult with a medical professional when you want to remove a thick scar that is protruding.

 

For the evaluation and proper treatment for the hypertrophic scars, one should consult with a plastic surgeon and he/she can help for itchy and stinging sensation besides the scars. 

Sắc đẹp & Phong cáchUng thư và Phòng ngừaLối sống lành mạnhSức khỏe tinh thần và stressGiới tính Nam/NữChủ đề nóng bỏng
ⓒ2007 HIDOC, Inc. All rights reserved. HIDOC does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. See additional information.