What is keloid scarring?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Keloid scarring is scarring in which raised, reddish nodules appear at the site of a wound in the skin, often extending beyond the boundaries of the original wound. This occurs most commonly in people with darker skin tones.
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