What are Keloid scars?
Scarring is a natural process that happens after the skin has been broken –such as after a burn, cut, bite, piercing or acne. The body produces collagen in response to this, which forms around the scar area to help the wound seal. Usually, the scar fades and becomes much smoother over time. In around 10-15% of scarring cases, however, the scar tissue growth continues even after the wound has healed. These hard, smooth, but completely benign growths that form are called keloid scars.
Although keloid scars can occur anywhere, they are most common on the head, neck, ear lobes and upper chest – meaning they usually occur in places that are noticeable.
Are keloid scars dangerous?
They tend to be more common amongst people with darker skin and younger people in general, and their occurrence runs in families. They are not cancerous, infectious or dangerous, but the emotional and psychological impacts are often severe, which is why we offer keloid scar treatment.
Keloid scar removal in Milton Keynes
During a thorough consultation at Bloom Clinic in Milton Keynes, Dr Boye can decide how best to treat your individual case of keloid scarring. Dr Boye has built up longstanding expertise in small to medium keloid scar treatment. Using steroid injections, mild keloid scars can be treated in just 4-6 sessions.
A session lasts up to 30 mins and can be done as lunch-hour treatment. Sometimes, the steroid will shrink the keloid scar, which Dr Boye will then remove by surgery.