Keloids can affect any part of the body.
Although keloids aren’t harmful to your health, they may create cosmetic concerns. keloids can be much larger than the original wound. They’re most commonly found on the chest, shoulders, earlobes, and cheeks.When skin is injured, fibrous tissue called scar tissue forms over the wound to repair and protect the injury. In some cases, scar tissue grows excessively, forming smooth, hard growths called keloids.
For a long time, keloid scars were virtually impossible to prevent and difficult to keep from reoccurring.
Keloids are benign (noncancerous), fibrous skin tumours that usually occur at the site of skin damage like acne, burns, chicken pox, cuts, insect bites, piercings, surgery, tattoos, vaccinations. Keloids, unlike scars” typically extend beyond the borders of the original wound.
One way to treat keloids is to remove them surgically. Surgical removal is often more effective if combined with a non-surgical treatment like injecting steroid into the scar, which is currently the most common therapy for keloids. This procedure aims to restore visual appearance for aesthetic purpose and ensure the keloid does not continue to grow uncontrollably.