Dr. Dele-michael

Scar Revision & Reduction

Scar Revision and Reduction In New York City

  • Keloid and hypertrophic scars are common in people with skin of color because the skin often does not heal properly after trauma (e.g., cuts, surgical incisions or burns).
  • Keloid scars form as a wound is healing. The skin and connective tissue cells over-multiply and then project over the surface of the skin. Hypertrophic scars look similar to keloids but may fade over time.
  • Prevention is the key to alleviating scarring problems. Avoid body piercing and unnecessary surgeries.
  • If a wound does occur, it should be treated under the care of a dermatologist.