These are raised, bumpy and unsightly areas of excess scar tissue caused by overgrowth of granulation tissue during healing process, usually extending beyond the border of the original wound. Aside from causing potential cosmetic problems, these exuberant scars tend to be itchy and tender.
Keloids develop mostly on the chest, back, shoulders and earlobes. A person who has a history of keloid scars should not undergo unnecessary elective surgery or procedures, as prevention is the best solution. There are a few treatments available to treat keloids, including cortisone injections, lasers and silicone sheets. Patients may need to visit repeatedly at certain intervals until the keloid becomes flat and stable. Some times lasers may also be used to treat the redness associated with the keloids.