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Hypertrophic Scar Removal

Raised scars are called hypertrophic scars. While most scars flatten over time, hypertrophic scars stay raised above the skin in the boundaries of the original wound. These scars occur due to too much collagen production when healing, which can occur with any wound to the skin. The excess scar tissue can restrict skin movement and may be uncomfortable or unattractive. Our aesthetic team at pēkomd® cosmetic surgery center offers hypertrophic scar removal at our facility in Toledo, OH.

Raised scars can disfigure the skin. The scar tissue is often pink or red in color with a shiny or smooth appearance that is harder than normal skin. Hypertrophic scars are more common on areas of the body with tighter skin, but they can occur anywhere and on anyone. The raised scar tissue develops in the first few months after the wound or injury, most commonly from burns, lacerations or surgery. While hypertrophic scars do not pose a health risk, they can be uncomfortable or painful. Aesthetic concerns are the main reason patients come to us at pēkomd®for hypertrophic removal.

Treatments for Raised Scars

There are multiple treatments that can be used to diminish the appearance of hypertrophic scars. Injection therapy is commonly used, which can include corticosteroid injections. The steroid treatment can help soften and flatten the scar tissue while relieving itching and pain. To smooth the appearance, laser treatments may be recommended to remove scar tissue and improve tone or texture.

Some larger raised scars may require surgical revision for effective reduction. Surgical incisions, burn scars and other larger hypertrophic scars may benefit from surgical removal of the excess scar tissue, which may be combined with non-surgical treatments. Each scar and patient are unique, which is why we provide personalized treatment plans for all scar removal and revision patients.

If you have a raised scar that is uncomfortable or unattractive, there are treatments that can be used for reduction. Dr. Peter Koltz is a board certified plastic surgeon who can create an effective treatment plan for hypertrophic scar removal. To learn more, contact us at pēkomd® cosmetic surgery center in Toledo, OH, to schedule a scar removal consultation.

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I searched for years for a surgeon that I could trust after having a terrible experience years ago. I had many consultations with surgeons all over and none compared to Dr. Koltz. He's truly in a league of his own. Dr. Koltz is compassionate, down to earth, professional, and his techniques and state of the art equipment, technology, and products are unmatched. He listens to you and goes above and beyond for his patients to make sure that you're satisfied. The staff is amazing, and everyone is willing to help in any way that they can. You simply can not go wrong having any procedure under the care of Dr. Koltz.

Toledo Location

7634 W. Central Avenue

Toledo, OH, 43617

Phone: (567) 408-7356

Dayton Location

6728 Loop Road Suite 301

Dayton, OH, 45459

Phone: (419) 277-3324

Oregon Location

3458 Navarre Avenue

Oregon, OH, 43616

Phone: (567) 408-7356

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