Keloid scars tend to present more-so in the following groups of patients:
- Darker Skin Types
- Areas where the skin heals under tension
- Ears, chest, shoulders and upper arms –
- Following surgery
- Over joints
Keloid scars are basically overgrown scars where the body has failed to halt the scarring process, overproducing on collagen and resulting in the overgrown scar. Because the body fails to recognise when to stop this process is causes a low grade inflammation and blood vessel formation, which causes the scar to appear red. Keloid scars can often be the result of burn injuries. Similarly, acne scarring, body piercings, small cuts and surgical scars can become Keloidal.