It will be relatively flat and fairly unnoticeable for several weeks (to the point where I can just barely see it or feel it). Then all the sudden, after weeks of being almost absent, it changes and becomes a noticeable bump.The scar starts to feel like hard mass of thickened skin (almost like a callus or something - but smooth), and the area around it becomes more sensitive than usual and starts to look slightly red or pink.
During the "thick bump" phase, I find myself going crazy - rubbing scar creams on it, gently exfoliating, and doing everything I can think of to shrink it back down. Eventually, the top layers of skin slough off, leaving behind a red, irritated spot. Once the redness and irritation go away, the scar is flat again for several weeks and the cycle begins again.
Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone know why this happens? Tips for preventing the scar from getting "bump-like" again? It's kind of frustrating to have a flat, manageable scar regularly turn into an annoying bump-like scar.
Edited by cc12, 20 February 2012 - 03:06 PM.