Keloid and hypertrophic scars

What they are:

Keloid and hypertrophic scars are thickened areas of scar tissue.

They are firm, rubbery lesions that may itch intensely at times.


No single therapy is best for every keloid or hypertrophic scar. Therapies can include topical medications, compression, laser, and treatments with Botox, and prescription or even over-the-counter creams. 

Other therapies that seem to be effective include phototherapy, growing new blood vessels, and interlesional injections.