Keloid scars are those that grow larger and lumpier than the initial wound they were healing. When a wound occurs the body produces collagen to repair it. It is an excess of collagen that can contribute to keloid scars, as it overgrows and accumulates over the wound. They are normally shiny and hairless, and frequently raised above the surrounding skin. Treatment for keloid scars can involve steroid injections or application of steroid tape to the affected areas. More extreme options include laser treatment to reduce the redness and even surgery to remove the scar, though it can grow back larger than before.
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