Keloids can be an unsightly source of self-consciousness. You don’t have to live each day with diminished confidence. Restore your beauty by understanding you have options for keloid removal.
What Is a Keloid?
Keloids are overgrown scar tissue that is visible above your skin. They can be caused by scars from piercings, burns, acne, scratches, cuts and other lacerations. Keloids can also result from surgical incisions. People with darker skin complexions have a higher risk of developing keloids. While keloids are not contagious in any way, they can lead to itchiness and discomfort, particularly if they rub against clothing or jewelry.
Steps for Prevention
Genetics can play a role in the development of keloid scars. There are however a few steps you can take to mitigate your risk of developing one. When you have a new cut or scrape, cover it with a silicone bandage. Use antibacterial ointments and petroleum jelly as well. Apply pressure to the wound and thoroughly wash the wound with soap and water each day.
You Have Options
Keloids tend to grow progressively. Don’t wait for the scar to get worse, instead come visit us for an evaluation. Dr. McCullom has experience in successfully treating and removing keloids for many patients. To get started, schedule a consultation with our team. We will provide a thorough evaluation to determine the best course of action to meet your needs.
Dr. McCullom is committed to helping patients restore their confidence. Are keloids making you feel uneasy about your appearance? Are keloids causing severe itchiness or pain? Talk to our knowledgeable team to learn about your options for keloid removal.
For questions about keloid removal or to schedule your consultation, please contact our office.