Keloids are usually noticeable, given they are unsightly scars, but do you know that not all keloids come from wounds?
Most types of skin injury can contribute to keloid scarring. These include:
- acne scars
- chickenpox scars
- ear piercing
- surgical incision sites
- vaccination sites
An estimated 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.
Other risk factors associated with keloid formation include:
- being of Asian descent
- being of Latino descent
- being pregnant
- being younger than 30 years of age
Keloids tend to have a genetic component, which means you’re more likely to have keloids if one or both of your parents have them.
According to one study, 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.
If you have known risk factors for developing keloids, you may want to avoid getting body piercings,
unnecessary surgeries, and tattoos.
Whichever way you may have gotten your keloid, it is still not a good sight. You might want to have it
checked and eventually removed.
Shinagawa Aesthetics offers an effective keloid treatment program. Schedule a session with us! Call our
Patient Care Lines: (+632) 7-368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 for inquiries and appointments.