Hypertrophic Scars: What Are They?

(DGIwire) – Not all scars are created equal. While always unsightly, a certain type—known as hypertrophic scars—can be especially bothersome, both physically and psychologically, for those who have them. But what are they, exactly? According to Medscape, hypertrophic scars are characterized by abnormally red, itchy, raised fibrous lesions that typically do not expand beyond the […]

Advancements in Innovative Therapies for Trauma-Related and Hypertrophic Scarring

(DGIwire) – Dermatologists use lasers to treat wrinkles, acne scars and pigmented lesions. But do they also have the power to rehabilitate the most disfiguring of burns and other scars? Yes, according to Dermatology Times, which recently spotlighted how scar therapy can make a tremendous difference in the lives of burn and trauma patients. The […]

Hypertrophic Scars: 6 Approaches to Treatment

(DGIwire) – Hypertrophic scarring—raised, thickened scars—is common in some people following surgery. Despite the best surgical techniques and post-op wound care, scars, when excessive, can result in a marked loss of function due to reduced flexibility. Unfortunately, hypertrophic scar therapy is challenging, with no single proven best treatment or combination of treatments. In addition to […]