Keloid is a benign overgrowth of scar tissues following a skin injury.
Causes for keloid formation are not known but they may get triggered by:
- Injury or trauma to skin
- Skin piercing
- Firm and rubbery growth
- Pink, purple or brown in color
There no complete cure for keloids but sometimes they can be reduced in size by:
- Cortisone injections
- Pressure dressings or silicone dressings
- Pulsed dye laser
There is no way to prevent keloids.