Tag: Acne

Scars 101

Posted on September 30th, by Samantha in Dermatological Advice, DLK Treatments, Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

Getting a scar can hurt, but looking at the ugly mark for the rest of your life can hurt even more.

I recently went in for a consultations with expert dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett about some of my not so pretty scars… I have one on my leg which people often point out saying “You have a wart on your leg”. So needless to say, I am not thrilled about that particular scar.

I walked into my appointment telling Dr. Kellett how I had a keloid scar, and she quickly pointed out that it was actually a hypertrophic scar. (Note to self: don’t self diagnose). I’d never heard of a hypertrophic scar, so I decided to do a little research and put together a list the different scar types, and what dermatologist can do to get rid of them.

Keloid Scar

Scars that grow, or get even bigger than the original injury, and are darker in colour that the surrounding skin.

Hypertrophic Scar

Raised scars that are similar to keloid scars. Excessive tissue grows over the original wound, these are commonly seen with piercings.

Atrophic Scar

A scar that is flat, or slightly depressed. They can be dark in colour but over time … Read More »

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