What Is a Keloid Scar?
Keloid scars are characterized by their thick and discolored appearance. These clusters of scar tissue will extend beyond where the initial wound was made, giving the scar an uneven and protruding appearance. They typically have a red color and appear darker than the surrounding tissue.
Collagen is responsible for the formation of keloid scars. While a wound on the skin is healing, the body may still produce collagen in the area. Collagen fibers are thick and tough. When these fibers form on the wound, they create a thick keloid scar. These scars can occur anywhere on the body, most commonly around the breast bones, shoulders, and earlobes.
Keloid scars can be removed by surgically excising the thick tissue and closing the wound with multiple layers of stitches so it heals properly. Contact us to schedule a consultation for your keloid scar removal with surgeon and dermatologist Dr. David Harvey.