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Heredity is a definite factor is how people heal scars. Scotch, Irish, English heredity tends to produce the best scars. Hispanics, African Americans, and those from Mediterranean countries tend to not heal as well.
Scar revision can be performed as an attempt to improve a scar by removing the old scar or performing a Z-plasty. Thick, raised, red scars are referred to as hypertrophic scars.
A keloid is an over-growth of scar tissue and the classic example is walnut-sized scar from piercing an earlobe. The keloid has extended beyond the site of the original injury. Keloids can be treated with Triamcinalone injections, scar revision and removal of the entire keloid, electron beam radiation after excision, and injection of both Triamcinalone and an 5-Flurouracil together after excision. When it comes to difficult scars, nothing is guaranteed to work and sometimes multiple different treatments are necessary.
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