Any time dark skin is cut or burned, there's an increased risk of keloids -- a scar that spreads beyond the boundary of the original injury and develops into a growth. Symptoms may include itching, pain, burning, and tenderness at the site. Keloids are thought to be linked to a defect in collagen production. Treatments include cortisone injections, radiation therapy, pressure dressings, and silicone gel applications. Keloids can also be removed via surgery or with a laser. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of keloids, what they look like, how to treat them, and much more.
People with skin of color will comprise approximately half of the U.S. population by 2050, according to projections from the U.S. Census Bureau.
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