Are these scars from acne hypertrophic or keloid scars? (photo)

So I have these scars for around a year but it has been just a few months since they became hard.They are within the area on which acne cysts were present.So I was wondering whether they are hypertrophic or keloids?Plus I am on accutane so how long after I have finished accutane can go for the treatments such as V-beam and steroid injections?

Doctor Answers 2

Acne Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse Micropen

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I suggest seeing an expert for an evaluation there are many options with lasers, fillers, subcision and injections. Best, Dr. Emer.


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Acne scars

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Thanks for your question. These appear hypertrophic but I would not classify them as keloid. They would likely respond to laser skin resurfacing.
Best,
Lisa Vuich, MD

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