dr. lam wrote:this is a hypertrophic scar bordering on a keloid. the best treatment that i would consider starting is a combination of 5-FU injections NOT steroids and KTP or Pulsed Dye laser. you can also try something new that i have been trying with my patients based on new evidence which is topical 5% captropril cream. too early to say whether i see results yet with that. that medication requires a prescription from a physician. unfortunately, most of the things i mentioned above most doctors simply do not know about. they will probably look at you with a blank face. i would definitely consider trying conservative things before attempting surgery as surgery is what caused it in the first place and could worsen matters if cutting into an already hypertrophic scar.
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