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Removal of old scars

Patient: I have these old burn scars on my shoulder that are very puffy and enlarged, theres no redness, though I’m wondering about any type of treatment to remove them?

 

 

Symptoms: Skin coloured, raised scars.

 

 

Doctor: Hello, Thanks for your query on ATD.It appears that you are having tendencies to develop Keloids.Keloids are raised old scars that an outgrows the original scars.There is always chances of recurrence of keloids.Kindly consult your family physician, who may refer you to a plastic surgeon.Good wishes

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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