A keloid is a thickened scar that forms typically after injury to the skin.

Common causes of keloids

  • Acne

  • Surgery

  • Trauma

  • Burns

  • Insect bites

  • Ear piercing

  • Body piercing

A keloid projects beyond the margin of the intitial injury. In contrast, a hypertrophic scar is thickened but does not protrude beyond the margins of the initial injury. The difference is in the degree of thickening.

Treatment of keloids

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