Keloids are a type of raised scar that develops in response to skin injuries.
Most commonly occurring on the upper body, keloids are hypertrophic scars distinguished by a darker color and thicker compared to the skin that surrounds them.
The cause of keloid scars is excessive collagen production during the healing process. While most patients with keloids do not experience any symptoms, some keloids are tender to the touch and might be itchy.
Keloids can be caused by any external injury, including piercings, surgical cuts and lacerations. In some cases, bug bites or pimples can become keloids. Despite their appearance, keloids do not harm patients and do not raise the risk of skin cancer. However, many patients dislike their negative effects on appearance. They can also be itchy or painful, and may continue to grow.
Fortunately, it’s not difficult for our team to reduce or remove keloids. There are many different treatment options varying from steroid injections to surgical removal. For more information about keloid treatment, contact one of our board-certified dermatologists today.
At Calabasas Dermatology Center, nothing is more important to us than your health and safety. While we are temporarily pausing in house surgical and dermatology services in accordance with state and local mandates. It has created an opportunity for us to make virtual consultations as streamlined and easy as possible for you. Our office is open as usual for any email, telephone, or video inquiries. Furthermore, Dr. Weitzbuch has expanded availability for virtual consultations. Schedule a virtual consultation today to explore your options and receive expert recommendations from our award winning board-certified dermatologist and team.
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