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What Are Keloid and Hypertrophic Scars?

Hypertrophic scars are much more common than keloids and they often fade with time. Keloids are considered benign tumors because of the size these scars can become. Keloids form when fibroblasts continue to form after the wound has already healed. The continued production of fibroblasts causes a lump of these fibers to develop on the surface of the skin. Not only are keloid scars unpleasant to look at, but they can also cause itchiness, discoloration, redness, and pain.

What is Keloid and Hypertrophic Scar Treatment?

Steroid Injections

Steroid injections are a common treatment for keloid and hypertrophic scars that can help minimize them and reduce their appearance. Corticosteroid solution breaks down the bonds between collagen fibers that form scar tissue. This is a gradual process that will require several injections scheduled every few weeks. The exact number of injections you will need depends on the severity of your scar and Olga can give you a more precise number after examining your skin.

SkinPen Microneedling

Microneedling can also be used to eliminate scars but is more effective for smaller scars, such as acne scars. The SkinPen is a small device with several tiny needles that puncture the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. The healing process includes collagen production and after a series of treatments, new skin cells will develop to heal over your scars. Before using the SkinPen, Olga will apply a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort.


Almost everyone who is unhappy with the appearance of their scars is a candidate for scar treatment! If you are receiving steroid injections, make sure you do not have an allergy to corticosteroids.


Steroid Injections

After 3-6 months, keloids will flatten and become less noticeable and hypertrophic scars can sometimes be completely eliminated.

SkinPen Microneedling

3-6 treatments administered every few months will be needed. The exact number of microneedling sessions you will need depends on the severity of the scar. Some patients will start to see results within a week of their first treatment and complete results can be seen after 3-4 months once enough collagen has been produced.

Contact Us Today

If you want to rejuvenate your skin and get rid of unsightly scars, schedule a consultation with Olga Nazarov, PA-C at Glamour Medical Aesthetics in the Miami and Aventura, FL area using our online contact form.

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