Scars come in many shapes and sizes, resulting from wound repair anywhere on your body. Now having a scar is not bad if it is small or located in an easy-to-hide area. But when it causes emotional distress, you may wonder how to treat them.
Although they can look similar, hypertrophic and keloid scar are not the same.
A hypertrophic scar can be itchy, red, raised initially, and thickened. However, it remains within the boundaries of the original wound and gradually becomes flatter or paler. Unlike a keloid scar, it will itch and keeps growing, even after the wound has healed.