How Do I Know It Is Keloids?

by jake on January 14, 2012

Keloids, also known as a keloid scar, are a hard heaped-up disfigurement that mount  up quite unexpectedly on top of the skin. A keloid more often than not has a smooth peak and a red or purple color. They are unevenly shaped and have a propensity to expand progressively. Unlike scars, they do not drop in size over time.


Scars and keloids have some notable differences. In the case of a scar, the healing results may manifest in shiny flat mark. At times the mark is hypertrophic, or coagulated, but restricted to the edge of the wound. Scars have a tendency to be redder in color and may settle by themselves (settling down may take a year or more).

Keloids, by distinction, may begin some point in time after the wound and extend outside the wound spot. The Keloids affinity to move around into neighboring areas that weren’t wounded to start with differentiates them from the hypertrophic scars. Keloids normally appear after surgery or after an injury, although they can as well materialize unexpectedly or as an outcome of some slight irritation, such as  spots pimple on the upper body. Other smaller injuries that can set off Keloids are burn injuries and piercings.

Anybody and from all ages can grow Keloids. Children under eleven years of age are less probable to grow keloids, even as they get their piercings on their bodies. Keloids may in addition build up from pseudofolliculitis barbae; continuous shaving whilst one suffers from blade bumps will irritate the razor bumps leading to contamination and after some time the keloids will take shape. It is in addition hypothesized that the tendency to form keloids is inborn and as such may be passed on through generations. The Keloids can also have a tendency to appear to develop over time even under the skin nearly acting out like a sluggish fungus development. Keloids can also be distinguished from other scars in that they have a tendency to regenerate and form another in the event that one tries to remove the growth. This is because cutting at it can cause the development of an equal or even larger keloid. The keloids may appear recovered after treatment, even though the site will look quite different even after the best treatment as compared to the rest of the skin. In extreme cases keloids grow really large. You might have noted this on ears, chin or chest of those most susceptible to the condition.



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