|Keloids||Firm, smooth and hard skin growths||Keloids
often form due to an overgrowth of scar tissue.|
indentations on skin that look as if they have been pricked with an ice pick||Such scars are often the by-product of acne, which is often
caused by hormonal changes or shifts in lifestyle habits.|
For more information, head to Acne Scars Treatment.
They can appear reddish or purplish when newly formed, before turning into white streaks.
Genetics, as well as one’s hydration levels and diet, can also affect the occurrence and severity of stretch marks.
|Scar Type||Treatment Methods|
Cryotherapy – in which the keloid scar is frozen with liquid
This can be used to treat smaller keloids.
Pressure treatment – in which a silicone-based dressing is applied onto the keloid for 12 – 24 hours daily, for an extended period of time. This is also most effective on smaller keloids.
Steroid injections – Most keloids often respond to steroid injections.
Topical Ointments – Small contracture scars can be effectively
treated with ointments that allow the scar to expand and let your skin move
more freely, as well as allow it to fade, making it less noticeable.
Surgery – If your contracture scar covers a large area and is a hindrance to your movement, skin grafting or z-plasty will most likely be required. Dr. Kok will be happy to recommend a suitable surgeon depending on your condition.
Steroid injections – Such injections have been the primary method
to flatten, fade, and reduce the appearance of hypertrophic scars.
Laser treatments, light therapy,
topical creams are all effective methods of treating acne scars.|
Laser treatments and light therapy – Such treatments have shown
promising results, especially when stretch marks are treated in their early
stages of growth.
Topical products – Such products work to remodel the underlying skin, and fade the appearance of stretch marks.