Keloids are an abnormal scar response that occurs after injury (ie. ear piercing) or inflammation (ie. acne). They are itchy, reddish and firm to touch. Keloids extend beyond the borders of the original wound, and they do not disappear without treatment.
In addition to the unsightly appearance of keloids, keloid scars can also be itchy or painful. Dermatologists are experienced in the wide range of treatments for keloid scars.