A 48-year-old member asked:
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is there a way to test whether i will get keloids or not if i pierce?

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Dr. Annette Occhialini
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
No test: There are no tests but if you have any scars on your body that are thick this may be an indication. Keloids tend to be more common in darker skinned individuals. If in doubt ask your doctor before you have a piercing.
Answered on Apr 17, 2014
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