Keloids

What are keloids?
Keloids are scars which are reddish, thick and raised. They are often found on the chest, back, shoulders and jawline. Keloids may arise due to any skin injury or inflammation e.g. acne, chicken pox, trauma or surgery.

What is the treatment for keloids?
Keloids can be flattened with injections of steroid into the scar. Sometimes, multiple injections are required. Other treatments which can be used include certain lasers to lighten the redness, minor surgery or laser to reduce the bulk of the keloid and silicone gel. Your dermatologist will advise you on the best treatment.