What is a Keloids?

Keloids are raised overgrowths of scar tissue that occur at the site of a skin injury and grow beyond the area of initial injury. They occur where trauma, surgery, blisters, vaccinations, acne or body piercing have injured the skin. It usually has a smooth top and a pink or red-brown color. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not subside over time.


There is no single treatment for keloids, and most treatments do not give completely satisfactory results. Two or more treatments may be combined. If you decide to pursue treatment for a keloid scar, you will have the best results if you start treatment soon after the keloid appears. A relatively new approach is to combine laser therapy with steroid injections.


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