Keloids are unsightly fibrous and dense tissues formed at areas of previously traumatized skin (surgery, burns, lacerations), or arising spontaneously on normal skin. Over time, these lesions can become painful, itchy, or very large and cause chronic discomfort, and disfigurement.
Keloids are most frequent in African Americans and those of African descent, hispanics, and Asians, but they can appear in any ethnicity. Hypertrophic scars are another similar entity which are different than keloids and behave differently. Prevention of these lesions and patient education are very important.
Keloids are very difficult to treat but good results can be achieved by experienced dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons.
Dr. Sean Mazloom uses a variety of techniques including topical and injectables medications, Botox, lasers, microneedling, radiofrequency and surgery for removal and treatment of keloids and scars.