Keloids, also referred to as Keloidal scars, are an extreme random overgrowth of collagen formation at the site of a healed skin injury. Keloids are harmless, benign (non-cancerous) skin lesions resulting from an overgrowth of granulation tissue during the healing process. They sometimes cause itching and pain and can limit skin movement in some people. Keloids are a serious form of scarring as they can continue to grow indefinitely into large growths beyond the borders of the original wound. Keloidosis is a term used when multiple or repeated instances of keloids are formed on the skin.

Keloid Treatment Abu Dhabi
Keloid Treatment Abu Dhabi


  • What are the causes of keloids?
  • What are the symptoms of keloids?
  • Do keloids go away?
  • How are keloids treated?
What are the causes of keloids?

Keloid Scars can result from any of the following:

  • Chickenpox
  • Acne
  • Minor scratches
  • Surgical incisions
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Vaccination sites
  • Burns
What are the symptoms of keloids?

Symptoms of Keloids include the following:

  • Raised mound of scar tissue at the site of an healed skin injury
  • Pigmentation of the skin
  • Itchiness
  • Pain
  • Sensitivity
  • Redness
Do keloids go away?

Keloids may continue to grow slowly for weeks, months or years. They eventually stop growing but do not disappear on their own. Once a keloid develops, it is permanent unless removed or treated successfully.

How are keloids treated?

No single therapeutic modality is best for all keloids. The type of therapy used is determined by:

  • The location, size, and depth of the lesion;
  • The age of the patient;
  • The past response to treatment.

Prevention is key, but therapeutic treatment of keloids includes the following:

  • Intralesional corticosteroid injections
  • Cryotherapy
  • Interferon therapy

Talk to your physician about other possible treatments that could be used in your particular situation. Research in the treatment of Keloidal scars is on-going and new innovations may be indicated for your situation.

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