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
- 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.
- Laser treatment.
- Radiation to decrease size.