Hypertrophic Scars and Keloids

Hypertrophic scars and keloids are firm, smooth, elevated scars resulting from an abnormal skin healing process. It can arise after an injury such as surgical incisions, burns, acne, piercing or tattoos. They tend to be larger than the original wound itself. There is a genetic susceptibility to develop keloid and people with black skin are more prone to develop it.

There are many options of treatment with variable responses. The earlier the treatment, the better the results. The choice of treatment will depend on the location and size of the scar.

Do you want to know more about hypertrophic scars and keloids? Watch the video at YouTube channel ‘Minutos Dermatologicos’ about these topics.