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Atrophic, hypertrophic, normal and keloid scars

With serious skin damage, there is a chance that a disturbing scar will remain. There are many different scars that can lead to serious cosmetic and psychosocial problems, depending on the appearance, size and location.

Types of scars

Atrophic scars

Atrophic scars are usually superficially sunk into the skin and occurs when the normal healing process is disrupted. Due to an Insufficient production of new skin material, this type of scar has a very thin layer of scar tissue.

Normal scars

Usually a wound heals without any problems. A white (pigmentless) strand or spot remains.

Hypertrophic scars

These scars are usually red in color, thickened and elevated, as if the scar lies on the skin. They can itch or hurt. Characteristics from this type of scar is the size of the scar which will remain within the limits of the original injury. The scar is smaller than the wound was.

Keloid scars

These types of scars are actually special hypertrophic scars. While a hypertrophic scar is confined to the site of injury, a keloid scar grows beyond the boundaries of the wound. The scar is often thick, dark colored, and larger than the original injury. People with colored skin have an increased risk of developing keloid scars.


Originate Scars are caused by a deep damage of the skin. This damage can be the result of an accident, surgery or skin disease.

Treatment We offer various innovative treatment methods for scars. Depending on the scar type, the most suitable therapy is chosen. During the first consultation we will discuss your complaints and we assess your skin. Then, we will discuss the tailor-made treatment plan together.

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