Keloid Scar of Skin: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
What is a Keloid scar?
When skin is injured, scar tissue forms over the wound to repair and protect the injury. In some cases, scar tissue grows excessively, forming smooth, hard growths called keloids. Keloids are benign but sometimes accompanied by severe itchiness, pain, and changes in texture.
Keloids can develop from most types of skin injuries, including:
- Surgical cuts
- Acne and chickenpox blemishes or scars
- Body or ear piercings
- Vaccination shots
Keloids are benign and often more of a cosmetic concern than a health one. You may feel self-conscious if the keloid is very large or in a highly visible location and it is one of the most challenging scar type to treat successfully.
How to Treat a Keloid scar?
A single topical therapy alone has no chance at affecting the appearance of a keloid. Surgical revision can be costly and lead to more keloid formation. Steroid and 5FU injections have a limited use but require administration by a physician.
Scarology has the only scar treatment on the market with 3 unique steps that can work on different aspects of a keloid from the comfort of your home. The 3-step program includes:
2) Proprietary Scar Cream
3) Compressive Silicone Sheet
Slow, gentle skin exfoliation using our natural fruit exfoliator, can help remove dead skin cells on the outermost skin surface. The compressive silicone sheets reduce scar itchiness and helps to prevent pain that is sometimes associated with keloids when there is friction against clothing, bed sheets, etc. It is also a good idea to keep the scar covered while in the sun as UV radiation can damage and darken the scar tissue.
Gentle massage with our scar cream can stimulate collagen deposition, improve blood flow and wound hydration, reduce redness and improve texture.
Prevention is Key
If you know you form keloids and have a new scar or wound, start Scarology as soon as the skin has healed (check with doctor). Consistent and persistent use of Scarology’s 3- step system may limit keloid formation.