What do they look like?
- These scars are often very thick, purple or red, itchy and can even be painful.
- The trauma which caused them can be very minor, such as spots, insect bites or scratches, yet they can grow larger than the initial wound.
- They can happen to anyone, but they also run in families and more commonly occur in people with darker skin types.
- They can occur on any body-site, but are particularly common in earlobes (post-piercing), chests/breasts and shoulders/backs (trauma or post-acne).
How can this scar be improved?
- Scars like these are difficult to treat and have often had several attempts at treatments before.
- Scars like this can respond well to a combination of laser, steroid injections and scar therapy; the combination of these treatments gives the most success in our experience.
- In some cases these scars can be treated with surgical scar revision as well, usually in combination with laser and scar therapy.