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Hypertrophic scars are raised, red scars that are the result of an overly aggressive healing process. Treatments include steroids to help with inflammation or silicone sheets, which flatten the scar.

From: Cosmetic Procedures: Scars WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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