Types of Scar

Causes of Scarring

There are many different types of scars – from those caused by burns and trauma to those left by an operation, like a C-section or cosmetic surgery.

Find out more about the most common types below and how KELO-COTE® can help minimise hypertrophic and keloid scarring.


Cosmetic Surgery

If you’re planning or have recently had cosmetic surgery, the last thing you want to be worrying about is a scar. Find out how KELO-COTE® can help minimise your scar below.


Burns or Trauma Injury

If you have scars from a burn or another trauma like an accident, find out how KELO-COTE®can help you reduce its appearance, redness and itching.



Are you worried about the appearance of a scar as a result of a recent operation? Find out how to look after your scar and minimise scarring with KELO-COTE®.



Have you had a baby by C-Section and are bothered by your scar? Find out how to look after your scar and minimise scarring with KELO-COTE®.

Types of Scars

A scar is a mark left on the skin when a wound or an injury to the surface of the skin has healed.

While there’s many different types of scars, they largely fall into two distinct groups: keloid scars and hypertrophic scars. You can find out more about each type below – but despite their differences, they’re similar in one important way: KELO-COTE®’s advanced formula silicone treatment is clinically-proven to prevent and treat them.

Learn more about how KELO-COTE® works.

Keloid Scars

Hypertrophic Scars


Caused by an excess of scar tissue produced at the site of the wound where the scar grows beyond the boundaries of the original wound, even after the wound has healed. They are often raised and itchy.

Starting as red, raised scars they become flatter and paler over the course of several years. Unlike keloid scars, hypertrophic scars don’t extend beyond the boundary of the original wound, but they may continue to thicken for up to six months.

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