A keloid is an extra growth of scar tissue, if forms after the skin has healed post injury.
What causes Keloids?
Scar Tissue can be formed after skin injuries from the following :
- Scratches of the
- Vaccination sites
- Ear or Body Piercing
- Cuts from surgery or trauma
Population most likely to have keloids
Younger than 30 years of age. Keloids are most common in African Americans, Asians, and Hispanics. Often development of keloids is genetic and majority of the time patients can’t recall the cause of keloids.
Symptoms of Keloids
- Red or Pink colored Flesh
- Located on the site of Injury or wound
- Irritated skin from friction
- Lumpy skin
- Tender and itchy skin
How does the Doctor know the skin growth is not a tumor?
Most Doctors will perform a skin biopsy to make sure the skin growth is not a tumor.
What are the treatment options for Keloids?
Keloids are often treated by dermatologist. Most of the time, patient don’t get any treatment for the keloid because it isn’t not harmful to your health however it does impact your looks. However, here are some treatment options that are available:
We offer several treatment options for keloids. So whether you are in pain, irritated, or just do not like the way the keloid looks, you can consult with us for the following treatment options and determine which treatment is best for you.