Treatment of Hypertrophic and Keloid scars by means of Ozonated Oil
What is a keloid scars?
Keloids can be considered to be "scars that don't know when to stop." A keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin. It usually has a smooth top and a pink or purple color. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not regress over time.
What is the difference between a keloid and a hypertrophic scar?
After the skin is injured, the healing process usually leaves a flat scar. Sometimes the scar is hypertrophic, or thickened, but confined to the margin of the original wound. Hypertrophic scars tend to be redder and often regress spontaneously (a process which can take one year or more). Treatment, such as injections of cortisone (steroids), can speed this process.
Keloids, by contrast, may start sometime after a cutaneous injury and extend beyond the wound site. This tendency to migrate into surrounding areas that weren't injured originally distinguishes keloids from hypertrophic scars. Keloids typically appear following surgery or injury, but they can also as a result of some minor inflammation, such as an acne pimple on the chest (even one that wasn't scratched or otherwise irritated). Other minor injuries that can trigger keloids are burns and cosmetic piercings.
What is the cause of keloids?
Doctors do not understand exactly why keloids form. Alterations in the cellular signals that control proliferation and inflammation may be related to the process of keloid formation, but these changes have not yet been characterized sufficiently to explain this defect in wound healing.
Can ozonated oil help in the treatments for keloids?
Keloids can be removed surgically or by steroid injections injected directly into the scar. But the best choice is non-invasive methods like ozonated oil. For today the influence of ozone therapy on the pathology of connective tissue is terra incognita. Scientist are made first attempts of treatment of hypertrophic and keloid scars by means of ozonated oil, gathered a successful clinical experience in the treatment of patients with collagenoses proved by positive dynamics of immune indices, data of lipid peroxidation and antioxidant system, improvement of metabolic indices of connective tissue (regulatory protein and fibronectin) in the treatment of patients with atopic dermatitis.
Is keloid prevention possible?
The best way to deal with a keloid is not to get one. A person who has had a keloid should not undergo elective or cosmetic skin surgeries or procedures such as piercing. In this case ozonated oil is one of the best way for prevention. Ozone make skin to regenerate in the natural mode and active components like vitamins what will help you to have a beautiful and healthy skin.
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