A 16-year-old female asked:
What are my chances of getting a keloid on a septum piercing if i've gotten one before on my ears? how can i prevent this?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 33 years experience
Keloids: Keloids develop most often on the chest, back, shoulders, and earlobes. They rarely develop on the face (with the exception of the jawline). The best way to deal with a keloid is not to get one. A person who has had a keloid should not undergo elective or cosmetic skin surgeries or procedures such as piercing. When it comes to keloids, prevention is crucial.
4.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Septal piercing: DON'T DO IT. It isn't worth it. It puts you at risk for infections and discomfort. But keloiding in the nose is a low risk.
3.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 17, 2017
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