What are keloids?

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

What is the treatment for keloids?

Keloids can be flattened gradually with superficial steroid injections into the scar. Multiple injections are usually required. Other treatments which can be used include lasers to lighten the redness (pulsed dye laser), minor surgery to reduce the bulk thick keloids and silicone gel. Your dermatologist will advise you on the best treatment.