What is a keloid? A keloid is a type of scar that is composed of either type III or type I collagen. It is formed by an overgrowth of these collagens at the site of a skin injury,( eg: piercing, and surgical excision) Keloids are firm, rubbery shiny fibrous nodules.
Keloids are most prominent in dark colored skin. Keloids can be pink, flesh colored, or red nodules Dr. Banki will discuss all treatment options during your consultation. The decision will be made upon the size and location of the keloid. One of the treatment options is the injection of a steroid into the keloid in order to shrink the size of it. Call Banki Dermatology today to schedule your consultation.