What are Keloids?

Overgrowths of scar tissue due to excessive trauma to the skin.

They can often occur after ear piercing either on the earlobe or the fleshy cartilage rim of the ear.

Keloid scars can also vary in colour from a very light pink colour to a dark brown.

Following a piercing which is a localised wound to this skin, fibrous scar tissue will form as the wound heals. Excessive scar tissue from the piercing site can produce a slow growing small lump a number of months following your piercing procedure.

Keloids are more common in those people under 30 years of age who tend to have a darker skin tone.

Removal of Keloid Scarring

The Yorkshire Skin Hospital offers two procedures for keloid scarring removal under local anaesthetic.

Steroid injection therapy

Surgical excision

This being discussed in detail at your free consultation. The decision as to which is preferable is dependent on the individual case and advised by Dr Wright.

 

Contact us now to arrange your free consultation.

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