Explanations of the most important scar terms

Keloid scars

Keloids are also called overgrowing scars. It is generally thought that keloids develop some time after the healing of the wound, because of a massive overproduction of connective tissue. This tissue grows out beyond the wound and onto healthy skin, so that the scar becomes much larger than the original injury. Keloids are often red or darker than the surrounding skin, very sensitive and itchy.

Scars on parts of the body with high skin tension are susceptible to keloid formation. Quite frequently, a genetic tendency to develop keloids is inherited. Keloids also occur up to ten times more frequently in people with darker skin than in people with white skin.


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