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Are keloids hereditary?

Are keloids hereditary?

Not really: Folks of African descent tend to form keloids more readily than other folks, but it's famously unpredictable. Why one individual gets them and another doesn't, and why one injury forms keloids and the next doesn't are minor mysteries of medicine. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Keloids (Definition)

Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial ...Read more


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Is being keloid prone hereditary?

Is being keloid prone hereditary?

Yes: Yes, aggressive scar formation is genetic...Although not absolute, the risk is increased. ...Read more

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What r keloids?Do they regrow?How to cure them?R they hereditary in nature?

What r keloids?Do they regrow?How to cure them?R they hereditary in nature?

Mixed results: Keloids are over-exuberant scarring phenomena and are seen more often in people with darker skin; so there can be some hereditary aspect to the pathology. Many treatment modalities have been used from application of pressure, to intra-lesional steroid injection, to excision, and even to radiation therapy. While keloids do not spread like a cancer, even with the above treatments that can regrow. ...Read more

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What is Keloid?

Keloid: A keloid is a thickened scar, what we term a "hypertrophic" scar, to which some people are prone when they get cut. ...Read more

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Can you remove a keloid?

Can you remove a keloid?

Yes: Surgical removal of a keloid is associated with a very high recurrence rate. However, when you combine surgery with other treatments, success rates are higher. Sometimes, you can combine excision with steroid injections or external beam radiation and have much higher rates of success. ...Read more

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How can keloid skin be fixed?

How can keloid skin be fixed?

Surgery/Injection: There are many options to try to deal with this difficult problem that has a high recurrence rate. Injections with steroids, surgical excision or radiation therapy are some of the options. Talk with a plastic surgeon in your area to try to figure out a treatment plan for your specific concerns. ...Read more

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How can I make my keloid go away?

How can I make my keloid go away?

See a dermatologist: Two options: 1. Steroid injections slow down the scar tissue formation. 2. Surgical rejection, creating a new wound to heal. See a dermatologist to get rid of keloid safely. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of keloids?

Keloids: Keloids can be considered to be "scars that don't know when to stop." a keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin. It usually has a smooth top and a pink or purple color. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not subside over time. ...Read more