Alternate Names : Hypertrophic scar, Keloid scar, Scar - hypertrophic
Keloids are the excess growth of scar tissue at the site of a healed skin injury.
Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Keloids occur from such skin injuries as:
- Ear piercing
- Minor scratches
- Surgical cuts
- Traumatic wounds
- Vaccination sites
They are fairly common in young women and African Americans. Keloids often run in families. Keloidosis is a term used when many or repeated keloids occur.
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