Keloid & Hypertrophic Scar
Hypertrophic scar is a scar that is raised (instead
of flat or flush with the skin). A keloid is
a larger form of this scar, with the raised bumps extending beyond
the original scar.
Although it usually follows a skin injury, a keloid can form
spontaneously or be caused by fungal infections, such as lobomycosis.
Who Gets Them?
Anyone can develop these scars - however, there are people who
are prone to forming keloids. In these people, keloids can form
on minor cuts, vaccinations, and surgical incisions.
Statistically, keloids affect more people with dark skin tone
rather than those with light skin.
Treatments for Keloid?
Some treatments for these conditions include:
- Corticosteroids injection
- Silicon patches
- Laser treatment
In some people, these scars will become smaller and even disappear
without treatment. In others, the treatments above do not provide
lasting results - the keloids and scars may reform after being
lasered off or excised.