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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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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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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

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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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I have had my keloids on my earlobes removed 3 times. Are my earlobes the only place effected or is all of my body prone to growing a keloids?

I have had my keloids on my earlobes removed 3 times. Are my earlobes the only place effected or is all of my body prone to growing a keloids?

General tendency: Persons who form keloids are more likely to get them anywhere on the body. You have had them on your earlobes and might have a tendency elsewhere. You should therefore avoid voluntary skin trauma such as tattoos, piercing and skin changes such as branding. ...Read more

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If I am prone to keloids, can I have a piercing?

Risky: Keloid tend to develop at the site with injury.Many have keloid at the sites of ear-piercing, particularly in blacks and asians with colored skin. ...Read more

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I want a piercing when I go for my first tattoo, but i'm prone to keloids.?

Avoid: If you are prone to keloids, which are not predictable it is best to avoid piercing. Keloids can be difficult to treat. ...Read more

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I want a piercing but I have keloid prone skin, should I risk it? How can it be prevented?

I want a piercing but I have keloid prone skin, should I risk it? How can it be prevented?

Difficult decision: You should not get pierced, if you do not want to take the risk of getting the keloid, (especially when you are prone to get keloids). ...Read more

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Can I have a labiaplasty or any minor surgery like that while on isotretinoin? Does it make people prone to keloid scars? (i have never had keloids)

Can I have a labiaplasty or any minor surgery like that while on isotretinoin? Does it make people prone to keloid scars? (i have never had keloids)

Unlikely but don't: Because this involves a specialized epithelial surface, the chance of a keloid is extremely low. However, it is typically recommended that you avoid elective surgery on the skin format least 3-6 months following isotretinoin cessation to minimize the potential for hypertrophic scarring ...Read more

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Is laser treatment for facial hair removal is safe for people prone to keloid?

Is laser treatment for facial hair removal is safe for people prone to keloid?

Need more info: People like yourself who are prone to keloid formation should seek the opinion of a dermatologist. You don't want to take any chances of scarring especially on your face. ...Read more

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I am prone to keloids and would like to have nose job done? Would it be a good idea ? Please advice

I am prone to keloids and would like to have nose job done? Would it be a good idea ? Please advice

Probably ok: Most people that think they are prone to keloids simply have "unsatisfactory" but normal scars, not true keloids. True keloids are rare especially on the face and nose. Also, rhinoplasty ("nose job") can be performed completely from inside the nose so that there may not be any visible scars. Consult with a local plastic surgeon or facial plastic (ENT) surgeon. ...Read more

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