New Treatment To Remove Keloid Scars
Keloids are fibrous lesions that form at a site of injury due to irregular production of type III and type I collagen. Unlike hypertrophic scars, keloids continue to grow outside of the original wound margins, fail to resolve over time, may itch and become painful. High tension areas such as the chest, trunk and back, as well as commonly pierced areas such as the ears, are some of the more popular sites for keloid formation. Although documented in all races, keloids are more prevalent in people of color (African American, Asian, Latinos) with a positive correlation to skin pigmentation. Most keloids appear in those with darker skin types while there are no reported incidents in Albinos. Keloids often mature into unsightly lesions affecting self-esteem and quality of life. Depending on the location and size of the keloid, range of motion may be impaired.