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Keloids

Keloid

Keloid scars are defined as abnormal scars that grow beyond the boundary of the original site of a skin injury. The scar is a raised and ill-defined growth of skin in the area of damaged skin.

Who and What Is at Risk?

Although a keloid scar can form on anyone, some ethnic groups are at a greater risk of developing them. African Americans and Hispanics are 16 percent more susceptible, for example, and keloid scars are seen 15 times more frequently in highly-pigmented ethnic groups than in Caucasians.

Some areas of the body do seem more susceptible to keloid scars especially after surgical procedures.

Causes

Skin trauma appears to be the most common cause, although scars can also form for no apparent reason.

Infection at wound site, repeated trauma to the same area, skin tension or a foreign body in a wound can be factors. 

Genetic predisposition is also a factor.

    What happens after the treatment?

    The keloid starts to shrink in size and also becomes flat with each session.

    Both topical and injectables are required for the treatment.

    Consult our doctor for more information.