A raised scar mostly after an injury heals as a keloid. When skin is injured, fibrous tissue also called as scar tissue is formed over the wound. In some people, scar tissues (what’s inside a keloid) grow in size developing into reddish smooth, hard growth as keloid.

Are keloids dangerous

Keloids are mostly not harmful to your health, but they have cosmetic problems.


  • The reddish raised area on the skin sometimes associated with itching
  • Keloid scars often become larger than the original wound itself. The patient feels self-conscious if the keloid is big or located in a cosmetically visible body part, such as an earlobe or on the chest in females.

Causes: why do people get keloid?

  • Repeated trauma to bony areas like elbows is the most common cause.
  • Acne or pimple Scar
  • Burns
  • Chickenpox scar
  • Ear piercing
  • Surgical incision site
  • BCG Vaccination site

Do keloids go away?

Keloids may continue to grow for weeks to months, and they do not disappear on their own. Once a keloid forms, it is permanent until it is treated successfully.

Treatment:How do you remove a keloid?

  • Corticosteroids injection or combination injections are highly effective provided at our clinic.
  • Silicone gel application after trauma.
  • Cryosurgery.
  • Laser treatment.
  • Radiation to decrease size.