Keloids and hypertrophic scars are abnormal growths of scar tissue that develop after a skin injury, surgery, or inflammation or spontaneously.


Keloids extend beyond the original wound, are raised, firm, and can be itchy or painful.

Hypertrophic scar

Hypertrophic scars are raised but do not exceed the boundaries of the wound.

Treatment options

These include various injections, silicone sheets, laser therapy, and surgical removal rarely.

Consult a dermatologist to know more on how to appropriately manage your keloid or scar.