I have a raised scar from a previous acne. Is this a keloid already?

Ive been so conscious about this as it looks like this scar wont ever disappear. It is a raised scar now from an acne that i kept on scratching whenever it dries up before. Its been two months now and its still raised like a keloid but its pinkish though. It doesnt itch or such but i really want this removed. What to do? Please help. Thank you in advance.

Doctor Answers 3

Hypertrophic Scar/Keloid -- Pulsed Dye Laser/VBeam, 5fu/steroids, Fraxel/Viva, CO2, Aerolase

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I suggest posting photos for further evaluation. Hypertrophic scarring/keloids should be treated in a combination approach with lasers along with steroid/5fu injections. Please see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Pink raised acne scar

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Keloids are abnormal growths from areas of scarring. They are mostly in darker skin types. Chances are, this is just scarring which can be improved with a vascular laser. If no response after a few treatments, consider laser resurfacing or Infini.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Hypertrophic scar tissue on the face

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Hypertrophic scar tissue may occur after acne and is a cause for concern. I would apply Plato's Scar Serum followed by IIT to help smooth the scar. Best, Dr. KaramanoukianLos Angeles

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