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What does a hypertrophic scar look like compared to a keloid?

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Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 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 grown beyond the boundary of the scar.
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