A keloid is an excessive amount of scar tissue that extends beyond the location of the initial scar/injury. Keloids typically occur on the head/neck and upper trunk and are a common complication of piercings and tattoos. If someone has developed a keloid in the past, he/she is likely to develop keloids at sites of future trauma. Keloids can be itchy and tender. Keloids are commonly treated with excision and intralesional steroid injections. It is important to tell your doctor about a history of keloids before undergoing any procedures.
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