Characteristics Of Keloids

by jake on February 24, 2012

Characteristics Of Keloids

Acne scars may be considered as the worst nightmare of anyone who is conscious about how his face looks like. Actually, there is something that is far less good than merely having acne scars—this is having keloids.

Also called keloidal scar, keloid is a kind of scar that is mainly composed of either a type III or a type I collagen. Type III forms when the maturity is early, and type 1 collagen forms when the maturity is late. An unkempt granulation tissue can be seen at the area of a healed injured skin and the collagen is type III. Keloid is formed out of the overgrowth and the replacement of type III collagen by type I collagen. Plainly said, the accumulation of collagen further than the edge of the injured area comes about the manifestation of excessive skin tissue. Other matters resulting to keloids may be burns and minor skin abrasion. Those who have tattoo and body piercing may also suffer from having keloids.

Ordinarily, keloids are big in size and irregular in shape, but these worsen over time. The colors of rubbery lumps and solid lesions may vary from dark brown to pink to red. There are also instances when the texture of keloid changes over time. The worst case scenario is when the movement of the skin is affected. It can be regarded as a condition that is neither harmful nor contagious, although it is goes together with severe pain and itchiness.

It is unusual for a keloid to fade away as one would expect. It is possible for a patient to undergo surgery but it has to be noted that it is likely to have the condition get worse. Blacks, Asians, and other dark individuals are prone to having keloids. By and large, Caucasians do not develop keloid. Keloids may be experienced by any gender of any age group.

There is a genetic linkage when it comes to keloids, but not everyone within a family is in the offing to having this skin condition.   It is yet to be known why there is no means to know which family members are likely to have keloids.

Keloids may appear on any part of the body, but most of the time they tend to come about on back, chest, face, pierced ears, shoulders, or any part of the body that undergone surgery. Any person who has experienced having keloids for any particular reason is prone to having more keloids. It is best to keep away from undergoing needless procedures.

 

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