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Posted by: Anon | 2011-03-16

Silicone sheets

Hi there, i have a scar on my wrist which is about 4 months old. Will silicone sheets help reduce the look of the scar and how long does it take to see results. Is there a difference between keloiding scar and a hypertophic scar because i am not sure which i have

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Hallo Anon
Keloids are raised, reddish nodules that develop at the site of an injury. Keloids are considered a benign tumor, but they never become malignant. A hypertrophic scar looks similar to a keloid but are more common. They don't get a big as keloids, and may fade with time. It may be better to first let a doctor/dermatologist have a look as silicone sheets won't help for keloid and it is quite expensive.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2011-03-16

Hallo Anon
Keloids are raised, reddish nodules that develop at the site of an injury. Keloids are considered a benign tumor, but they never become malignant. A hypertrophic scar looks similar to a keloid but are more common. They don't get a big as keloids, and may fade with time. It may be better to first let a doctor/dermatologist have a look as silicone sheets won't help for keloid and it is quite expensive.
Dr Bets

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