Hypertrophic Scarring and Scars
Hypertrophic scars have a color and texture similar to normal scars. They are larger and more raised than the expected scars for the injury. The surface is smooth, dome shaped or linear, and shiny with prominent vessels. One portion of an excisional scar may appear normal, while another portion is hypertrophic. Unlike keloid scars, hypertrophic scars remain confined to the site of injury. Hypertrophic scars tend to regress over time without treatment, become less red or pink, and more flesh-colored, although this may take several years.