Every time the skin is cut or damaged through its full thickness it will heal with a scar. Some people naturally make better scars than others. Scars which lie in the lines of skin tension tend to be better than ones that run across them.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. They are benign, and not contagious.
After skin has been injured a scar is formed. The body produces excess collagen and connective tissues that extend beyond the original damaged area. They can grow to unsightly proportions.
Keloids are often round, oval, or oblong smooth-topped scars on the skin over sites of injury. However, they can be irregularly shaped with “claw-like” extensions into normal skin.
Keloids can occur anywhere on the body. However, they occur most often on the chest, upper back, shoulders, and earlobes.