I recently had my tattoo removal surgery for 4th session, is it Hypertropic scar or keloid?



I am 17 years male from southeast Asia. I recently had my tattoo removal surgery for 4th session. I seems to be itching for few days but a muscle like swelling occurred on that part after 1 week. I searched in internet and knew it could be Hypertropic scar or keloid. Please help me. I am very scared about that. It would be your greatest help if anyone could tell me what it is. I have attached the picture



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Dr. Ayman Darrag
Dr. Ayman Darrag
February 1, 2017 7:58 pm

In my opinion this looks like a dermatitis due to the sessions you are getting to remove it.. Try antihistaminic OTC and topical steroids to treat it..does not seem like scar..

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
Dr Ahmed Fawzy
February 1, 2017 9:57 pm

Hi
In my opinion this is a Hypertropic scar , I recommend compression, after redness is gone you can use contratubrex
Good Luck

Dr Mahaveer
Dr Mahaveer
February 2, 2017 4:47 am

hi,
not a typical keloid. don’t worry.
due to repeated sessions,the skin has become inflammed and hypertrophied.
take anti inflammatory tablets with fibrinolytic enzymes like trypsin,rutoside,serratiopeptidase.
anti biotics may be needed if it does not show improvement.
apply anti histaminic -steroid based cream.
thanks

Dr Masr
Dr Masr
February 2, 2017 5:11 am

It is a hypertrophic scar

occlusive dressings, compression therapy, and intralesional corticosteroid
injections are the standard ttt

U need a dermatoligist to start ttt