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Keloid scars

Keloid scars

What are keloid scars? Why do so many people fear them? Well, these types of scar can include too much collagen of the stage three variety. Instead of being replaced by healthy skin, the area that was injured or damaged is replaced instead with granulated tissues or grains, also known as collagen. The scars appear to be firm and pink to brown fibrous type nodules or rubberized lesions. Though they appear to be like lumps, they are benign, not cancerous…

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Keloid scars

Keloid scars

Keloid scars are abnormal because they grow well beyond the normal boundaries of the original scar where a skin type injury took place. Usually, they begin where the skin was originally damaged and continue to grow until they are raised above the normal level of the skin, even extending beyond it. Most people can get keloid scars under the right circumstances, but usually olive and darker skinned people have a higher risk for reasons yet unknown. Light skinned people can…

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