Keloids can be complex are an abnormal effort from the body during repair and scars that escape from their borders. The bumpy scars are found in other family members as this is a defect of inheritance common in darker skin types. Certain areas tend to keloid more easily than others. Treatment is best with combination treatment such co2 laser treatment, injectable steroid treatment and even sometimes stem cells.
Depending on the size of the scar and the keloid is the length in time of treatment. Sometimes combination with medications that will prevent further bumping out is essential to keep it from coming back. There are also treatments with chemical peels depending on the extent of the scar to be treated. For best outcomes in scar revision treatment is advisable within 2 weeks of the initial surgery.
When skin is injured, fibrous tissue called scar tissue forms over the wound to repair and protect the injury. In some cases, extra scar tissue grows, forming smooth, hard growths called keloids.
Keloids can be much larger than the original wound. They’re most commonly found on the chest, shoulders, earlobes, and cheeks. However, keloids can affect any part of the body. Although keloids aren’t harmful to your health, they may create cosmetic concerns. Keloids come from the overgrowth of scar tissue. Keloid scars tend to be larger than the original wound itself. They may take weeks or months to develop fully.
There are many ways to treat a keloid. To learn about your options, please call our office for more information.