Keloid – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Methods

Keloids are big scars that grow excessively over the injured area of the skin. Whenever our skin is injured, fibrous tissue called scar tissue starts forming around the injured area to protect the skin and speed up the repair process. But at times, this scar tissue starts increasing in size and forms a smooth growth called keloids. Although keloid scars are not limited to any specific parts of the body, they are usually observed in the chest area, cheeks, shoulders, and earlobes.

What are common symptoms associated with keloids?

A keloid is commonly associated with the site of the previous injury and hence, can be easily identified. If you have developed a patch of red, itchy skin that is usually flesh-colored or red, there are high chances that it’s a keloid scar. Another notable symptom of keloid is that the patch is a lumpy or a rigid area and is raised as compared to the skin surface.

The keloid scars don’t develop all of a sudden and may take weeks or even months to develop completely. Although keloid scars are not harmful to your overall health, it prevents mobility if it’s on your elbow or around your shoulder area. Also, it becomes a cause of discomfort, and you should get in touch with a dermatologist in London to get proper keloid treatment.

What are the major causes of keloid scars?

Keloid scars are associated with a previous skin injury and therefore, most types of injury are the sole cause of causing keloid scars to develop.

  • Fire burns
  • Acne
  • Ear-piercing
  • Surgical incision
  • Vaccination sites
  • Other skin injuries

Some other risk factors associated with keloid scars are genetic factors, being of African, Asian or African-Caribbean descent and pregnancy. Further, keloid scar development is more common in people under the age of 30. That being said, keloid treatment is available, and you can easily get it removed after consulting a dermatologist of your choice.

Prevention methods

Although you cannot control a keloid scar from developing on your skin, there are a number of ways by which you can avoid the risks associated with it. You should avoid any kind of deliberate cuts on your skin and if you have any accidental cuts, make sure that it has been properly treated.

Deliberate cuts like tattoos and piercing may become a cause for keloid scar formation, and hence, should be avoided.

How is keloid treated?

Although keloids don’t require any medical treatment, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist and if the growth continues for a long time as it might be a sign of cancer. Also, keloids are a cause of discomfort and getting it removed might be an ideal choice for some people. Some common methods of keloid treatment are –

  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Steroid impregnated tapes for several hours
  • Silicone gel sheet
  • Laser treatment
  • Surgical excision

Despite all these methods being a popular choice, there are a number of health risks associated with each. For instance, steroids have a really harmful effect on the body and therefore, it may treat the keloid scars, you may end up getting another health issue!

This is where our homeopathic keloid treatment comes to your rescue. Our keloid treatment method ensures that no scars are left on your skin and even if there is a minor surgical mark left, we offer proper medication that makes it disappear in a matter of few days.

Our treatment method includes –

  1. Our experts would first tighten the keloid scar and end it’s blood supply; making the scar die.
  2. Zamir formula is then applied to the affected area which kills the keloid scar at its root.
  3. The keloid incrustation formed as a result vanishes once a new skin layer is formed in a week or two.
  4. In some cases, repeated treatment might be needed to remove keloid completely.

Contact HPDC

So get in touch with our experts at HPDC and get complete keloid treatment which is completely natural and devoid of any side-effects on your health.







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