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Is scar revision surgery effective in removing a hypertrophic scar?

I had a carotid endareterectomy 5 months ago with staple closure.i have a 12cm hypertrophic scar that is increasingly getting thicker .it burns constantly.i have used bio cream and massage and silicne patch with no effect would scar revision and dermabond be a reasonable option ? Or would I still develop another hypertrophic scar?
Wed, 18 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Since it has been only 5 months, I suggest wait for few more months for the complete evolution of the scar. Also it is important to know if the hypertrophic scar is not a keliod which is a type of hypertrophic scar.

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Is scar revision surgery effective in removing a hypertrophic scar?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Since it has been only 5 months, I suggest wait for few more months for the complete evolution of the scar. Also it is important to know if the hypertrophic scar is not a keliod which is a type of hypertrophic scar. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.