Av. Recoleta 464, Recoleta, Santiago, Chile
Fono 2 2270 2700
Clínica Alemana de Santiago
Av. Vitacura 5951, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile
Fono 2 2210 1111
Dra. Angélica Paulos
SCARS AND KELOIDS
Hypertrophic and keloid scar of the leg
Umbilicated scar on the chest and back
The scars are red during the first months of evolution. During this period you can try to improve their appearance by using compression, lubricating and preventing them from being exposed to the sun. In children it is appropriate to control the scars once a year with a surgeon, to assess whether they require any intervention. This is because the scars have less elasticity than normal skin and with time and growth a bridle or a zone of tension may appear or require surgery to improve their characteristics and allow normal movement of that corporal segment.
Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars
They are scars that begin to grow more than usual, they are red and can cause pain, itching and deformity in the area where they appear. Depending on the location and characteristics of the scar, the treatment will be offered. Treatment options in children are kinetic compression, surgery, corticosteroid infiltration, or a mixture of these options.
Sunken or umbilicated scars can cause tension and movement difficulties or be bothersome in appearance. These can be loosened or filled with fat to regularize the level of the skin.
Son cicatrices que se produce líneas o puntos en la superficie de la piel sin estar adheridas al plano profundo. Algunos ejemplo de esto son cicatrices de arañazos de gato. o cicatrices de acné.
Use of compression suit (elastic suit) to improve scars and keep the grafts flat.
Scars from severe lower extremity trauma
Keloid sternotomy scars
Hyaline and flat scars from a previous burn graft
Scars while active or red (first few months of scarring) can be managed with hypertrophic scars through compression. Depending on the area to be treated, elastic suits, splints, silicones, masks, compression leathers or others can be used. For this treatment we ask for help from kinesiologists who specialize in scars and grafts.