Where is most likely to scar? Over time, raised scars tend to flatten, but flattening can take months or years. A raised scar is most likely to form on the chest, upper back, or shoulder area, but it can appear anywhere on your skin. Some raised scars itch or feel painful.
What is the most common scar? Hypertrophic scars are one of the most common forms of scarring. Although they look similar to keloid scars, hypertrophic scars are caused when there is too much collagen in the skin, giving it a raised appearance.
Why do some areas scar more than others? The thickness of your skin can determine the thickness and size of your scar after trauma. Thick skin has the tendency to lead to greater scarring than thin skin. Some areas of the body like the soles of your feet and palms of your hands contain thick skin.
What are the 3 types of scars?
- Keloid scars. These are thick, rounded, irregular clusters of scar tissue that grow at the site of a wound on the skin, but beyond the edges of the borders of the wound.
- Hypertrophic scars. Hypertrophic scars are similar to keloid scars.