What is Keloid Scarring?
In certain individuals, when the skin become injured, it can form excessive fibrous scar tissue over the wound to repair and protect. These excessive hard growths, much larger the original wound are termed as Keloids.
Keloids are most commonly on shoulders, chest, earlobes, cheeks and can affect any part of the body. Although, completely benign and harmless, these scars can raise cosmetic concerns.
What causes Keloid Scarring?
Following skin injuries are most common causes of keloid scarring. These include:
- Acne scars
- Chickenpox scars
- Ear piercing
- Surgical incision areas
- Vaccination areas
Other risk factors include:
- Being of Black/Asian descent
- Being of Latin American descent
- Being pregnant
- Being younger than 30 years of age
What treatments are available for Acne Scarring?
At Dermacore Clinic we offer a range of highly effective dermatological treatments for Keloid Scarring. Book a consultation with our Consultant Dermatologist to find out which treatment may suit your skin concern.