Keloids can be considered to be "scars that don't know when to stop." A keloid is a tough heaped -up scar that rises quickly above the skin. It normally has a smooth top and a pink or purple color. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to grow progressively. Aside from causing potential cosmetic problems, these exuberant scars tend to be itchy, tender, or even painful to the touch.
What are keloid signs and symptoms?
Keloids are raised and look shiny and dome-shaped, ranging in color from pink to red. Some keloids become quite large and unsightly. Aside from causing potential cosmetic problems, these exuberant scars tend to be itchy, tender, or even painful to the touch.
In which area of the body are keloids most likely to appear?
Keloids develop most often on the chest, back, shoulders, and earlobes. They seldom develop on the face (with the exception of the jawline).