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Dermabrasion for hypertrophic scars

I have started to develop a hypertrophic scar from an injury 2 months ago. I have been wearing silicone sheets for 2 weeks now.
At home on older hypertrophic scars that i've had, I self dermabraded??? with the foot grater and it reduced their appearance. My question is how soon after developing this kind of scar can you do dermabrasion on it? And also what else can I do to treat it and stop this scar forming? Thanks in advance...

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Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
United States
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January 19, 2012 8:11 PM

Your first step in treatment of hypertrophic scars should be seeing a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist and getting a series of kenalog shots.
Works great.
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Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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January 17, 2012 3:44 AM

First Never self treat!. Second without in person examination of the scar area very hard to advise. seek in person eval;uation before treating. (more)
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