In many cases, hypertrophic scars may go away spontaneously over time. This is unlike keloids which persist and usually require keloid surgery or some other treatment for keloids. Hypertrophic scar treatment can be done in many ways including cryotherapy, excision, or laser ablation. In cryotherapy, the hypertrophic scars are essentially frozen off. Excision is a hypertrophic scar removal surgery that is precisely how it soundsâ€”the scars are cut out of the skin. Laser treatment is a newer approach that has been effective in select cases. Lasers are used to heat and destroy the hypertrophic scar tissue.
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Doctors are very professional and well verse with their treatments. Beauty Consultants are very friendly, explanation on treatments given in details and recommendation of skin care products after my treatment is suitable for my skin. Nurses very attentive and gentle. After getting my face done 2 months ago, now my friends complimented me that i look younger and fairer. Will go back to this clinic to have a slimmer body. Thank you Premier Clinic :)
Meshkinpour et al (2005) examined the safety and effectiveness of the ThermaCool TC radiofrequency system for treatment of hypertrophic and keloid scars and assessed treatment associated collagen changes. Six subjects with hypertrophic and 4 with keloid scars were treated with the ThermaCool device: 1/3 of the scar received no treatment (control), 1/3 received one treatment and 1/3 received 2 treatments (4-week interval). Scars were graded before and then 12 and 24 weeks after treatment on symptoms, pigmentation, vascularity, pliability, and height. Biopsies were taken from 4 subjects with hypertrophic scars and evaluated with hematoxylin and eosin (H & E) staining, multi-photon microscopy, and pro-collagen I and III immunohistochemistry. No adverse treatment effects occurred. Clinical and H & E evaluation revealed no significant differences between control and treatment sites. Differences in collagen morphology were detected in some subjects. Increased collagen production (type III > type I) was observed, appeared to peak between 6 and 10 weeks post-treatment and had not returned to baseline even after 12 weeks. The authors concluded that use of the thermage radiofrequency device on hypertrophic scars resulted in collagen fibril morphology and production changes. ThermaCool alone did not achieve clinical hypertrophic scar or keloid improvement. They noted that the collagen effects of this device should be studied further to optimize its therapeutic potential for all indications.