Is it Keloid or Hypertrophic? (photo)
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Hypertrophic scarring on the face
This may be a hypertrophic scar with inflammation that can be treated with Kenalog IIT, lasers, and Plato's Scar Serum.
Scar on cheek
It looks like hypertrophic scar, unfortunately hydrocortisone cream is unlikely to change its course.
I would suggest steroid injections, with the warning that occasionally a dark spot might develop, but if that is ineffective, (or leaves a dark spot) it can be easily excised and delicately closed to leave a minimal scar.
Scar on cheek after pimple
I would seek out an evaluation. Injection with steroids or 5FU can be used. Also, lasers, such as Excel V, and Infini can be used if you don't respond. It doesn't look like a keloid.
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This looks like a hypertrophic scar. A combination approach is needed to get the best outcome. I suggest you see an expert who can get you on a short and long term plan including lasers, fillers, subcision, and skin care. Steroid/5fu injections may also help. Best, Dr. Emer
Is this a hypertrophic scar or keloid.
Based on the way it looks, it looks more like a hypertrophic scar rather than a keloid. I couldn't rule out a keloid but it typically doesn't happen in that location based on my experience. So the question is how do you remove it I think you need to cut it out either with excisional cold scalpel means or with a laser