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What does a keloid look like

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Dr. Gary Tuma
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Scars: The simple difference is hypertrophic scar is thickened raised scar within the boundary of the scar. Keloid by definition is thickened raised scar gr... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Genter
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Dermatofibtoma: If there were no incisions or punctures at the locations of these bumps, they are likely to be dermatofibromas. These lesions are benign but have many... Read More
Dr. Paul Weiss
Plastic Surgery 52 years experience
May be keloid: Keloids are scars which may arise spontaneously or the result of trauma including surgical incisions. They must be differentiated from other types of ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
No: Technically keloid is a benign tumor of scar tissue. Blisters are fluid filled structures that form on the skin in response burns, friction or other ... Read More
Dr. Archibald Miller
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Over active scarring: A keloid is a scar that grows outside the normal margins. It is more common in people with color, such as vietnamese, american indians. It can be trea... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Keloid: Excessive collagen growth in a scar (healing tissue).
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not really: Folks of African descent tend to form keloids more readily than other folks, but it's famously unpredictable. Why one individual gets them and another... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Difficult: Keloids can be removed but need very good after care because they have a high recurrence rate.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Hypertrophic scar: It is overactive tissue healing by forming more scar than normally required . It tends to be genetic
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Archibald Miller
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Scar tissue: Adhesions are seen in abdominal surgery. They are usually the result of trauma surgery where bleeding and damages occur to bowel surfaces. It is relat... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Keloids: Keloids can be considered to be "scars that don't know when to stop." a keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Yes, aggressive scar formation is genetic...Although not absolute, the risk is increased.

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