Derangements of wound healing can lead to overgrown, large scars and keloids
A keloid is a type of scar involving an overgrowth of fibrous tissue at the site of a healed skin injury.
Keloids are most frequently associated with:
- surgical procedures,
- insect bites
Keloids can occur anywhere, but seen more frequently in areas of increased skin tension, such as the neck, upper chest and shoulders.
Treatment includes :
- conservative (creams containing oils from onion; compression bandages),
- surgical (steroid injections; cryotherapy; laser therapy),
- a combination of the above-listed methods
Keloids often pose a serious clinical and cosmetic problems, which can have a negative effect on the patient's psyche.
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