Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by shicky, Jan 16, 2007.

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  1. shicky

    shicky Member

    What exactly is a hypertrophic or a keloid scar? I've looked at pictures, they all seem very severe. My scars are red, but not so ...raised I suppose. Are they still hypertrophic or keloid? It's been about 3 months since I cut. I'm trying to find a way to reduce them and I don't know if I should buy something aimed at treating these types of scars or not.
  2. Come What(Ever) May

    Come What(Ever) May Well-Known Member

    Its normal for some scars to raise (or sink) based on the characteristics of the skin. I wouldn't worry about those extreme types of scaring.
  3. blackpiano

    blackpiano Guest

    Hypertrophic scars take the form of a red raised lump on the skin, but do not grow beyond the boundaries of the original wound, and keloid scars keep growing.
    In the process of scars healing, they go through different stages, so are likely to reduce further over time (can take a very long time)- try not to worry about the extreme examples, but I haven't heard of anything which can reduce these which work.
    hope this helps
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