A hypertrophic scar is a thickened, raised, oftentimes pink or red scar. Hypertrophic scars can be symptomatic - causing burning, itching, or discomfort. These thickened, raised scars are more likely to occur in areas where there is significant tension on a healing wound; examples include the back, chest, shoulder, elbows, or knees. Though treatment is not necessary, various options are available to flatten the scar and relieve symptoms including pressure dressings, silicone gel sheets, and injection of medications such as corticosteroids.
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