Commonly called hypertrophic or keloid scars, raised scars present a different problem than depressed or pitted scars. Hypertrophic scars are those in which excess scar tissue forms at the site of the injury, which presents as a raised region of fibrous and firm scar tissue. The development of these types of scars are less common in acne patients. Hypertrophic scars often reduce in size over time.
Hypertrophic scars are generally less responsive to milder treatments such as facial peels. If you are prone to Keloid scarring in particular we cannot treat the skin with a laser. If you are not prone to Keloid scarring but do have a Hypertrophic scar we can treat with a laser after a consultation with a Doctor.