What is a keloid?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
A 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 simply cause new scar tissue to grow back in the same way. Some treatments include cortisone injections, laser treatment, or freezing the area off.
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