A scar is a permanent patch of skin that grows over a wound. It forms when your body heals itself after a cut, scrape, burn, or sore. You can also get scars from surgery that cuts through the skin, infections like chickenpox, or skin conditions like acne. Scars are often thicker, as well as pinker, redder, or shinier, than the rest of your skin.
A keloid is a type of scar that results in an overgrowth of tissue at the site of a skin injury. Keloids are unlike common scars in size and shape. Keloids grow to a larger size than the original wound. They are usually smooth, firm, raised, fibrous growth on the skin.
Treating keloids is much more effective if done soon after the keloid appears. If you notice a keloid contact our office for treatment.
Hypertrophic scars is a pathological scars resulting from abnormal responses to trauma and can be itchy and painful, causing serious functional and cosmetic disability.