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Hypertrophic scars

Hypertrophic scars

Hypertrophic scars are usually produced because the body has too much collagen in the skin, causing scars to be raised above the level of the rest of the skin. The difference between these and keloids are that they do not grow beyond the outer edges of the original wound, whereas keloids do. However, this type is not seen very often, except where the wounds have had secondary closure. These scars can appear stiff, purple, pink and/or red. Usually they happen…

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