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Hypertrophic scars

Hypertrophic scars

Hypertrophic scars may happen when your body produces far too much collagen fibres, depositing them inside of your healing scar and causing the scar to be higher than the skin that surrounds it. In some cases, they may look very much like a red lump or pimple, but they are not. The more serious version are the keloids, but unlike this one, they grow out and not up. However, it should be noted that a keloid scar is a type…

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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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