Last Updated: 2014-01-07
Abnormal scarring in susceptible individuals.
More common in darker skin types.
Diagnosis is clinical.
Treatment results are very variable. First-line options include silicone gel, intralesional corticosteroids, and pressure therapy.
Surgery is reserved for patients who do not respond to medical therapy, and must be given with adjuvant pressure therapy, intralesional corticosteroids, or radiation therapy to prevent recurrence.
Stable keloid due to ear piercing
From the collection of Professor Andrew Burd, used with permission
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