A type of hereditary scarring that occurs more frequently in African-American, Asian and Latino populations. Keloid scarring occurs when the skin cells respond to injury by producing an excess of collagen, which forms into lumpy fibrous masses. These scars appear firm and shiny, and may persist for years.
a raised, fibrous scar tissue, normally dark red to purple in color that forums at the site of surgery or trauma to the skin (such as piercing). people of African and Asian decent are more prone to keloids. keloids can only be removed surgically.
Keloid is excessive scar tissue occurring around piercing holes. Hard and smooth with a poor blood supply and does not bleed easily. More common in persons with darker skin. Attempting to surgically remove keloid can sometimes make the problem even worse. Only a physician should treat keloid. Often confused with granulation tissue which in contrast bleeds easily.
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A keloid is a special type of scar which results in an overgrowth of tissue at the site of a healed skin injury. Keloids are firm, rubbery lesions or shiny, fibrous nodules and can vary from pink to flesh-colored or red to dark brown in color. A keloid scar is benign, noncontagious and usually accompanied by severe itchiness, sharp pains and changes in texture.