Keloid scars appear raised and enlarged, unlike the usual flat scars after a wound has healed. They often have a smooth, shiny appearance and can often be hereditary. If you get one you are more like to develop more.
Keloid scars develop because of an overproduction of collagen during the wound healing process, anyone can develop keloid scarring. It is still not understood why this happens and why darker skins are more prone to this happening. Keloid scars have a raised lumpy appearance that feel thicker than a normal scar. They can appear pink, red, purple or darker than the surrounding skin, but usually lighten over time. The most common areas for keloid scars to develop are the upper torso, face and neck but can appear anywhere.
Keloid scars are usually:
- Raised above surrounding skin
- Hard and rubbery
- Red or purple at first, before becoming brown or pale
They can last for years and sometimes do not form until months or years after the initial injury.
Keloid scars are usually painless, but some can cause:
- A burning feeling
- Limited movement if located on a joint
Why have your Keloid Scars treated at Perfect Skin Solutions?
We can offer steroid injections that can help to flatten a keloid scar, but results may vary. We will give you the very best advice and guidance from our team of experts.Get in contact