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Keloids are highly visible and often very exaggerated scars that can develop after surgery,
after skin trauma or injury, or even after minor skin damage like acne scars. Keloid scars can also
develop even if there's no obvious damage to the skin at all.
Keloid scars are shiny and hairless, feel hard and rubbery and usually occur on the upper chest and shoulders - and on the earlobes. In people with darker skin-types they often occur in the beard area and on the scalp.
The causes this type of scarring is not fully understood, but we do know the following:
Keloid scars are not dangerous, but they can cause discomfort, be itchy and tender or even painful to touch. Often the emotional effects of these scars are greater than the physical ones and as such Keloids can cause great distress and have a real, negative effect on self-confidence.
Dependent upon a medical examination with our doctor, we have a range of treatments that may be effective.
Larger Keloids may need to be removed surgically by a qualified surgeon - our clinic works with a GMC Specialist-Registered Surgeon so our doctor can refer you if needed.
The scar will flatten out and should, in time, match the colour of the surrounding skin, making it much less noticeable.
For treatments of smaller scars from a non-surgical point of view, there is no downtime - you can get back to normal activities afterwards.
A consultation with Dr Xavier may be helpful for planning a treatment for scarring.
We have a range of treatments available and the best option for you can discussed during a care consultation with our practitioner.
For more details please call the clinic on 02380 637638.