Dr. Few is an international leader in the safe and effective treatment of scars, including keloids, hypertrophic and contractures. If you have a scar that is raised, painful, tight, itchy or discolored, call today to book your consultation with Dr. Few.
Types of scars
Certain people are more susceptible than others to abnormal scarring. Genetics may play a role, as does skin pigment. Darker skin types are known to develop abnormal scarring up to 15x greater than lighter skin types.
A keloid is a scar that grows beyond the boundary of the original skin injury. Keloids are thick and raised and are a different color than the rest of your skin. A hypertrophic scar is red and raised at the wound site. A contracture is a scar that results from the skin pulling together and contracting as it heals, which can lead to restrictions in skin tissue (and possibly movement) and or joints.