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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hypertrophic Scarring

What is Hypertrophic Scarring and what does it have to do with a body piercing?

Hypertrophic scarring will appear around a body piercing hole. This scarring tissue will only show around the actual piercing and will not expand or grow beyond the hole.

This type of scarring will heal. To assist in the healing process, make sure that you are not wearing a piece of jewelry that is too heavy. A heavy piece of jewelry will just add to the irritation and will slow down the healing process.

Do not try and pop the scarring, as there is no puss in the scarring. You will just cause further irritation and delay the healing process.

What will help heal Hypertrophic Scarring:
  • H2Ocean Body Piercing Spray
  • 50% Sea Salt & 50% Water used as a compress
  • Light weight jewelry
  • Not playing with or popping the scar tissue
Wikipedia defines Hypertrophic Scarring as: Hypertrophic scars occur when the body overproduces collagen, which causes the scar to be raised above the surrounding skin. Hypertrophic scars take the form of a red raised lump on the skin

Do not confuse Hypertrophic Scarring with a Keloid. A Keloid will grow beyond the piercing entrance and will have to be surgically removed.


  1. The initial Keloids Symptoms you will probably view is that rubbery scar tissue begins rising beyond the borders of the original injury. It can become itchy, tender, and painful or produce a burning sensation.

  2. A few people pick surgery, infusions or laser treatment to expel them. Rather than paying for costly medicines, there are some basic Keloids Herbal Remedies that you can use to deal with your keloids at home for little cost.