Scar is an area of fibrous tissue that replaces normal skin after an injury. Scars result from the biological process of wound repair in the skin, as well as in other organs, and tissues of the body. Thus, scarring is a natural part of the healing process. With the exception of very minor lesions, every wound (e.g., after accident, disease, or surgery) results in some degree of scarring.

Hypertrophic scars can improve with 5 to 10 intralesional steroid injections 1 month interval.
#Hypertrophic scar - Triamcinolone intralesional injection

Laser treatment may be tried for erythema associated with scarring, but triamcinilone injections can also improve the erythema by flattening the scar.
#Dye laser (e.g. V-beam)
  • Laser treatment (Laser resurfacing) can help improve the texture of scars. Local steroid injections can also help relieve the hard nodules that can form within scars.
  • For the elderly, scar revision surgery can be performed.
  • Scar observed in Hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Sometimes scars can be painful or itchy, and reddish nodular lesions can be treated with intralesional steroid injections.
  • Hypertrophic scars are common after a Cesarean section.