keloid scar


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keloid scar

Etymology: Gk, kelis, spot + eidos, form + eschara, scab
an overgrowth of tissue in a scar at the site of skin injury, particularly a wound or a surgical incision. The amount of tissue growth is in excess of that necessary to repair the wound and is partially caused by an accumulation of collagen at the site. Also called keloidal scar.
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The big thing is getting those big keloid scars off'' the boy's face, Grossman said.
Keloid scars are raised lumpy areas that can appear at any site affected by acne.
Based on the results of this case and others, our primary treatment for hypertrophic and keloid scars became the injection regimen, and surgery was relegated to status as a second-line, and often unnecessary, option.
Talsyn(TM) is highly effective in the management of skin lacerations, abrasions, burns, surgical incisions, as well as hypertrophic and keloid scars.
There are specific skin and hair concerns that are more frequently observed in patients with skin of color, including pigmentation abnormalities, keloid scars, and hair disorders," says Andrew Alexis, MD, director for the Skin of Color Center at St.
1) Keloid scars outgrow the limits of the original wound as a result of excessive collagen deposition.
Keloid scars result when there's an imbalance between the production of new collagen and the breakdown of old collagen, so the scar is raised.
In late 1999, a clinical study was undertaken to determine if Cica-Care(R) could be used as a prophylactic measure in the prevention of hypertrophic and keloid scars when used 48 hours after stitching a surgical wound.
Unsightly, raised hypertrophic scars and keloid scars can form in patients with deeper skin tones, making today's less invasive surgical approaches very desirable.
Silicone gel sheeting for the prevention and management of evolving hypertrophic and keloid scars.
While many scars fade over time, others remain permanently red and raised in appearance and are known as either hypertrophic or keloid scars.
Implantech currently manufactures and markets silicone facial implants, silicone gel products for hypertrophic and keloid scars, and smoke aspiration devices.