hypertrophic scarring

hypertrophic scarring

excessive overgrowth of dense collagen tissue, often red, pink, or purple in appearance, at the site of a healed skin defect. It resembles a keloid but is usually temporary, most often regresses without treatment, and remains confined to the site of injury. Also called hypertrophic cicatrization.

hypertrophic scarring

pronounced, raised or enlarged scars (see keloid)
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Not only do these four evaluation methods confirm the same positive conclusion, the results also bring the Company another step closer to identifying the final treatment schedule for RXI-109 in the management of surgical incision sites in subjects prone to hypertrophic scarring.
2) hypertrophic scarring has the highest incidence related to surgery (40% to 70%) and around 90% following burns, with the most common sites being the shoulders, neck, knees and ankles.
They found 28 well-designed clinical trials using various medical lasers for two types of excessive scarring: hypertrophic scarring and keloids.
If we accelerate it too much, we might get hypertrophic scarring.
Initial worsening of acne; xerosis and cheilitis; retinoid dermatitis; epistaxis; staphylococcal infections of the skin, often of the nail folds, to cause paronychia; (13) pyogenic granulomas of the nail folds are often seen on the toes; (17) hypertrophic scarring and keloids--dermabrasion should be delayed after isotretinoin because severe hypertrophic scarring may result; (18,19) hypertrophic scarring has been reported when isotretinoin was administered 2 months after dermabrasion (20) and also spontaneously, without prior surgery, on isotretinoin therapy.
Surgical scar excision and primary or local flap closure remain the standards for treating hypertrophic scarring.
Hypertrophic scarring, where excess fibrosis results in scars raised above the surface of the skin, can be disfiguring, and often recurs even after revision surgery.
3) The lack of pressure causes the tissue to rapidly generate in irregular patterns, resulting in hypertrophic scarring.
Keloid or hypertrophic scarring leaves sufferers with red or raised scar tissue that can increase in size to become larger than the original injury.
This is known as keloid or hypertrophic scarring but little is understood about why it happens.
Procyon BioPharma also has two products in late-stage development, COLOPATH, a rapid, point-of-care screening test for colorectal cancer, and FIBROSTAT, a topical therapeutic cream designed to prevent hypertrophic scarring following surgery or serious burns.
professor of surgery and a member of the research team, hypertrophic scarring is "quixotic," neither predictable nor preventable.