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What Happens If Your Scar Starts To Keloid?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 15 August 2016

Scars can develop after any surgical procedure. In most cases, surgical scars can be minimized through the use of various incision techniques and treatments applied during the healing process. But what happens if your scar starts to keloid? Chances are that you want to avoid having any visibility of your scars after your surgery. The following will help you understand what keloids are, how to identify them, and what you can do to treat them. What Are Keloids? Scars form as a result of trauma to the skin. This includes surgery as well as injuries related to burns and acne. The formation of scars is a natural healing process and occurs when collagen-rich cells work to replace injured tissues. The ways in which scars heal depend on a number of factors such as skin type, the level of injury, age, and genetics. Keloid scars develop when scar tissue forms in…

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