Scars are areas of fibrous tissue that form on the skin after injury or surgery. They result from the healing process of the skin and can be thin and flat, or widened, thickened, or sunken. They may also be pinker than the surrounding skin.

Keloids are a type of raised scar that occurs when the body produces too much collagen during the healing process. They typically occur after injury or surgery, and are more common in people with darker skin tones. Keloids are raised, firm, and smooth and may be itchy or painful. They are often larger than the original wound.

Treatment options for scars and keloids include corticosteroid injections and laser therapy. In some cases, surgical removal may be necessary. It is important to seek medical advice from a dermatologist if you have concerns about scars or keloids, as they can provide a customized treatment plan based on the specific characteristics of your scars.

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