What Causes Keloids?

by jake on May 5, 2012


Keloids, a scar which overgrows as a result of the presence of type one and three collagen, is a skin condition that can affect any person. According to research to try and find more information about this, it has been discovered that people with deeper pigmentation are more affected by keloids. The question about what causes keloids is still part of investigation despite the findings that are already available. According to the scope of this article, much more will be given to help those who want to know what causes this collagen overgrowth leading to keloids.




However, before saying much about the cause, it is important to know that this skin condition is non-contegious. This means that even on direct touch, it is not possible to get it from another person who is infected by it. They normally form inside the scar tissues. As the skin seeks to repair itself during healing, collagen which is responsible for the healing process can overgrow to form swollen scar. It is rare to find keloids growing in places without previous injuries, but some cases have been reported.




For instance, when the skin is pierced, they can simply form and would generally grow into a small pimple-like scar. Sometimes, those who have acne may develop keloids on their skin or even on their faces. Chickenpox victims can also be in danger of this problem. With the repeated injury to one particular place of the body, it is possible that the skin can end up getting collagen accumulation ending up into overgrowing scars. Some researches have indicated that repeated trauma is a sure sign that one may develop keloid infection and therefore possible traumatic pressure on the body is dangerous.




According to history, this condition was thought to be fibriotic tumors which were mainly characteristic of accumulation of fibroblasts with too much deposit of extracellular matrix component, majorly collagen, proteoglycans, elastin and fibronectin. Usually, keloids are found to be composed of acellular centric with thick and abundant amount of collagen bundles that make up nodules in the deepest dermal lesion portions. They actually pose serious therapeutic challenge that should never be ignored by the patients and medics.




Although sometime they can be painless, keloids can lead to serious and uncomfortable feeling. Their presences are always highly visible and accompanied by itchiness. If you have this condition, the most important thing is to visit the doctor to advice you on the best treatment. If you have background information, you can also choose some treatment creams and clear this problem once you notice it even without visiting the doctor.


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