Scar Revision and Reduction In New York City
- Keloid and hypertrophic scars are common in people with skin of color because the skin often does not heal properly after trauma (e.g., cuts, surgical incisions or burns).
- Keloid scars form as a wound is healing. The skin and connective tissue cells overmultiply and then project over the surface of the skin. Hypertrophic scars look similar to keloids but may fade over time.
- Prevention is the key to alleviating scarring problems. Avoid body piercing and unnecessary surgeries.
- If a wound does occur, it should be treated under the care of a dermatologist.