After the skin has been injured, fibrous tissue develops over the injury to repair and protect it. This tissue is scar tissue.
Keloids are formed when scar tissue grows excessively. They are thick, wide, and often raised. They are usually much larger than the wound. Keloids can affect any part of the body, but they are generally found on the earlobes, cheeks, shoulders, and chest.
Similar to keloids, hypertrophic scars are raised, thick, and wide scars that are formed over an injury. However, unlike keloids, hypertrophic scars are milder and do not grow beyond the original wound.
Keloids and hypertrophic scars can form over most skin injuries including:
Surgical incision sites
Keloids and hypertrophic scars are formed due to the body having an abnormal response to the injury or trauma. The cells produce too much collagen if the wound is under a great deal of motion or tension (such as wounds over a joint), inflamed or infected, or left to heal without stitches.
The following are the symptoms of keloids at the wound site:
Area that is pink, red, or purple
Area that keeps growing larger with scar tissue
Ridged or lumpy area of skin that is also raised
The following are the symptoms of hypertrophic scars at the wound site:
Area that is red, pink, or flesh-colored
Area grows with scar tissue for one to two months
Thickened or hard area of skin that is also raised
Keloids and hypertrophic scars can cause tenderness, irritation, and discomfort. They can also be itchy and painful. But they are not harmful to health.
However, many people believe that these scars negatively impact their appearance, especially in the case of keloids which tend to be very large.
Keloids and hypertrophic scars can be very difficult to correct. People try many remedies to reduce their scars like silicone sheets, ointments, massage therapy. But these methods do not always work. Keloids, in particular, have a high recurrence rate. But fortunately, due to advancements in laser technology, it has become possible to erase keloids and hypertrophic scars!
At Arra Aesthetics, Pune, we use the RecoSMA laser developed by LINLINE to treat keloids and hypertrophic scars. The RecoSMA laser completely replaces scar tissue with healthy tissue without damaging or heating the skin.
Some of the benefits of using the RecoSMA laser device for scar removal are:
Safe and effective treatment
No anesthesia is required
No extended recovery period
Daily life can be resumed immediately after the treatment
Dr. Vasant Gholave, Director of Arra Aesthetics, Pune, has listed down the criteria for an ideal candidate for laser treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars:
They must be an overall healthy person
Their wounds must be fully healed and the scar fully formed.
They must have concerns about the appearance of their scars
If you fit the above criteria, then you are a good candidate for the treatment. Book an appointment with Dr. Vasant Gholave to learn more about this treatment and how it can help you.
Insurance does not cover the cost of laser treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars, since it is considered to be a cosmetic treatment. The total cost of laser treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars depends on a variety of factors like:
The length and location of the scars
The number of sessions required
The equipment to be used
Cost of consultation
Cost of facility
The average cost of laser treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars is around Rs. 3,000 per session + 18% GST at Arra Aesthetics, Pune. In general, laser treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars requires 4-8 sessions. The total cost of laser treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars also depends on the length and location of the scar area. Dr. Vasant Gholave will discuss every aspect of the cost of keloids and hypertrophic scars with you during consultation.
The procedure for laser treatment is as follows:
The scarred skin is treated with the RecoSMA laser device with a special attachment.
The laser beam penetrates deep into the tissues while simultaneously destroying scar tissue.
At the same time, the laser stimulates the skin cells to produce new, healthy tissue to replace the scarred tissue.
The patient will feel a warm, tingling sensation during the procedure.
Depending on the size of the scar, the procedure will be completed within 15 to 30 minutes.
Usually, laser treatment for keloid and hypertrophic scars requires multiple sessions. Dr. Vasant Gholave will determine the number of required sessions, as the number will differ for each patient based on their scars and their wishes.
The results of the laser treatment will be noticeable after the very first session.
First, the color of the scar will become lighter.
Then, the scar will begin to smooth out.
The skin in the scar area will soften and regain its previous structure and appearance.
Over time, the scar will fade away entirely.
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