After an initial growth period, hypertrophic scars can flatten and shrink over time. The scars can form anywhere on your body, but they’re most common with nose and ear cartilage piercings. … Typically, hypertrophic scars are harmless. They’re more of a cosmetic issue that goes away in time.
Keeping this in view, how do you flatten hypertrophic scars?
Corticosteroid treatments: Corticosteroid injections are considered a first-line treatment for hypertrophic scars. Injecting a steroid into the scar every six weeks may help flatten and soften the scar.
Besides, how do I get rid of a keloid on my cartilage piercing?
Cleanse with a saline or sea salt soak
Saline and sea salt soaks work by washing away harmful bacteria that can lead to infection. They also wash away dead cells and other debris that build up around the piercing and form keloids. If you don’t want to buy saline, you can make your own using sea salt.
Can I take out a fresh piercing if I don’t like it?
If you don’t like it and don’t want it, yes. Piercings close up and heal very fast if you take them out shortly after being done. So if you don’t like it and want it to heal over, taking it out is fine.
Pressure dressings or garments are effective for prevention of hypertrophic scars, especially in burns. When first-line treatments for keloids and hypertrophic scars fail, combination therapy (surgery, silicone sheeting, and corticosteroid injections) is an effective second-line option.
Raised scars can be flattened over time and scars can be virtually eliminated. With laser therapy, we have learned that the earlier we treat these lesions, the better the result.
- Silicone sheets and gel. Share on Pinterest Applying silicone sheets or gel to the skin may help to improve the appearance of a scar. …
- Onion extract to remove scars. One of the most well-known natural remedies for scar treatment is onion extract. …
- Chemical exfoliators. …
- Sun protection.
Research has shown that gently massaging a scar may break down scar tissue as it forms. It may also prevent hypertrophic scars or keloids from developing after an injury.
Scar massage is an effective way to decrease scar tissue build up and help make scars less noticeable. Massage will not help soften a scar more than two years old.
Here’s how we recommend you massage your scar tissue at home:
- In early healing phases, try and massage your scar for 10-15 minutes a day (2-3 times a day for 5 mins).
- Apply a non-perfumed Vitamin E lotion or oil to your scar area. …
- Using the pad of your thumb or finger, firmly massage in a circular motion.
Normal fine-line scars
A minor wound like a cut will usually heal to leave a raised line, which will gradually fade and flatten over time. This process can take up to 2 years.