Keloid – A raised scar after an injury has healed.
A keloid is caused by an excess of a protein (collagen) in the skin during healing.
Keloids are often lumpy or ridged. The scar rises after an injury or condition has healed, such as a surgical incision or acne.
Keloids aren’t harmful and don’t need treatment. If a person finds them unattractive, a doctor can sometimes minimise the scars.
-A Keloid is likely a dysfunction of the wound healing process. The exact cause is not known yet. If the body produces a lot of Collagen which is normally produced during the wound healing process then a Keloid scar can form.
-A Keloid scar can form at any point of skin injury.
Thick, irregular scarring, typically on the earlobes, shoulders, cheeks or middle chest
-Shiny, hairless, lumpy, raised skin
-Varied texture, from soft to firm and rubbery
-Reddish, brown or purplish, depending on the skin color
Keloid scars can be managed both medicinally and surgically.
Keloids can be treated by both allopathic or homoeopathic treatment. This may include giving medicines to relieve the symptoms.
Sometimes a doctor can do a skin biopsy to confirm the keloid and rule out other conditions relating to excessive skin growth.