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
  • Surgery

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.

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