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 are 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
Keloids are benign and often more of a cosmetic concern than a health concern. 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 types 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:
1) Fruit Acid Exfoliation
2) Proprietary Scar Cream
3) Compressive Silicone Sheet
Slow, gentle skin exfoliation using our natural fruit acid exfoliator can help remove dead skin cells on the outermost skin surface. Gentle massage with our scar cream can stimulate collagen deposition, improve blood flow, facilitate wound hydration, reduce redness and improve texture. The compressive silicone sheets reduce scar itchiness and help to prevent pain that is sometimes associated with keloids. 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.
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. Always check with doctor first! Consistent and persistent use of Scarology’s 3- step system may limit keloid formation.