A 43-year-old member asked:
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is there a genetic test for keloids formation?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not that I am aware: Some people are keloid formers and others are not. Keloids are more likely to form in areas of high use as well. If you form keloids, consider a more balanced alkaline diet (you can google alkaline diet) . Acupuncture is amazing at reducing keloids! I am unaware of a genetic test. Most are expensive, usually not covered by insurance and not necessary when these other things work so well.
Answered on May 28, 2012

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Better not: you need to see a dermatologist for your concerns regarding your skin, tattooing may not be good for you, good luck

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