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keloids Hypertrophic Scars

keloids / Hypertrophic Scars

Keloids and hypertrophic scars are both types of abnormal scars that can form at the site of trauma or suture, as a result of the body's natural healing process. Both are caused by an overproduction of collagen during the healing process, resulting in excessive scar tissue formation, but the overproduction in hypertrophic scars is less.

Although keloids are non-infectious and do not spread to other sites, they do cause an aesthetic concern to a person.

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Signs & Symptoms

While they share similarities, there are some distinct differences between them-

  • Keloids are thick, raised, and often extend beyond the boundaries of the original wound or incision, whereas hypertrophic scars are aised scars that remain within the boundaries of the original wound or incision.
  • Both have a smooth, shiny, and firm texture.
  • Keloids can be itchy or painful at times

Causes/ Triggers

  • Keloids and hypertrophic scars are seen at site of trauma or inscisions
  • Some people with darker skin tone have a tendency to develop keloids on multiple areas of body.
  • Some people with certain genetic conditions also have a tendency to develop multiple keloids on body.

Home Care

  • Take tablet for itching or pain, if needed.
  • Treat any acne or trauma timely, to prevent keloid development.
  • Use tight pressure garment or bandage on keloids


At Skinfinity Derma, we offer a wide range of treatment options to help you manage keloids and hypertrophic scars effectively. Our team of dermatologists will work with you to create a treatment plan for keloids effectively. Some of the most common treatments we offer for include:

  • Topical medications- These are silicone based gels and sheets which soften the scars and flatten them.
  • Injections- Injections containing either one medicine or a combination of medicines is injected into the scar, in order to flatten it.
  • Laser therapy- Laser therapy works by flatenning the scar and improving its texture.
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