WHAT ARE KELOIDS ?
Keloids are overgrowth of scar tissue after an injury has been healed. Fibrous tissues are formed over the wounds to repair the injury. But sometimes extra scar tissue grows over the healed injury forming hard smooth growths called as keloids.
However keloids can appear at any part of the body but most commonly keloids appear on chest, earlobes, shoulders, jawline. Though keloids have no harmful effect over the body but it causes cosmetic concerns.
- Keloids are common in men and women.
- Keloids are less common in children and the elder.
- Melanin also has direct relation with keloids as people with darker skin are more develop them.
- In some cases,the tendency to from keloids seems to run in families.
- People with blood group A are more prone to develop keloids as compared to other blood groups.
There is no complication as such but sometimes due to trauma the keloid may be predisposed to localized bacterial infection.
SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES
- Keloids are raised, shiny and dome-shapedgrowth.
- The color may vary from pink to red.
- Some keloids are quite large and unsightly.
- Keloids may have itching also.
- Swollen blood vessels in the skin.