Scars can often be unsightly or troublesome, especially when they are bulky or thickened; fortunately are often amenable to improvement.
The potential range of treatment options include:
- Use of silicone based pads and ointments
- Injection of steroid within the scar to promote softening and remodelling of the dense collagen with the scar
- Surgical revision. Not infrequently, excision of the scar and re-closure with a meticulous multilayer repair, and potentially re-orienting the direction of some or all of the scar can provide a very worthwhile improvement.