- Q What is a keloid?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineA keloid is an overgrowth of skin that forms during scarring. They occur more often in African Americans (for unknown reasons), and the propensity to make them seems to be hereditary. The remedy isn't as simple as cutting the keloid off; that would... Full Answer
- Q Should I use antibiotic ointment on my skin injury?
Doctors recommend using an antibiotic ointment on your skin injury, whether it is a cut or scrape, puncture wound, or burn. Antibiotic ointments can't help your injury heal. What they can do is keep the skin break free from infection, and some infections... Full Answer
- Q Can surgery remove scars?
Dr. Stuart Linder, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryAny surgical scar removal will always leave a new scar that will take up to two years to mature. Surgery can never remove a scar but can be used to alter its alignment or shape to make it less noticeable. In the case of hypertrophic or keloid... Full Answer