What Is A Keloid Scar?
Everyone’s skin scars after an injury or surgery, but not everyone scars the same. Different skin types heal in different ways, and while some people may see minimal scarring, other people may experience large, raised, and dark-colored scarring. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about keloid scarring.
Keloids are a type of raised scar. They occur where the skin has healed after an injury. Unlike other scars, keloids can grow to be much larger than the original wound, meaning that a cut half an inch long could end up resulting in a keloid scar that’s well over double that size.
What causes keloid scars?
While medical researchers don’t know for sure why some people’s skin creates keloid scars and other people’s doesn’t, one study cites that a gene known as the AHNAK gene may play a role in determining who develops keloids and who doesn’t. Researchers found that people who have the AHNAK gene may be more likely to develop keloid scars than those who don’t. After an injury, your cells attempt to try to heal it by forming a scar. In some people, the scar tissue continues to form even after the wound is healed.
Who can get a keloid scar?
It’s estimated that 10 percent of people experience keloid scarring. Men and women are equally likely to have keloid scars. People with darker skin tones are more prone to keloids as well. Keloid scars are most commonly found on the chest, shoulders, and cheeks, but they can occur on any part of the body.
How do I get rid of a keloid scar?
Getting rid of a keloid scar can be difficult and frustrating at times, but there is hope for lessening the appearance of keloid scarring with products that contain silicone, which is considered the “Gold Standard” in scar healing. Rejuvaskin’s Scar Heal products provide a comprehensive three-step process for keloid scar treatment.
- Scar Fx (for night-time use): At night, place Scar Fx Silicone Sheeting over your clean, dry keloid scar. Scar Fx works to flatten and soften the scar. Silicone sheeting is the preferred method for most people looking to decrease the appearance of their scarring.
- RejûvaSil (for day-time use): Applying RejûvaSil Silicone Scar Gel 2-3 times during the day can help maintain the healing environment for your scar as well as relieve itchiness and discomfort associated with scars. This product can also work to soften and flatten keloid scarring.
- Scar Esthetique (to address) discoloration: Once your scar is flat and smooth, apply Scar Esthetique 3-4 times daily to help with discoloration. Long-term use of Scar Esthetique can provide help with keloid discoloration.
If you’re prone to keloid scarring, there is hope for you when it comes to minimizing the appearance of your scars. Try Rejuvaskin’s proven products today!