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What are keloid scars?

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Keloid scars are the result of an overly aggressive healing process. Over time, a keloid scar may keep that area from moving well. Treatments include surgery to remove the scar, steroid injections, or silicone sheets to flatten the scar. Smaller keloids can be treated using cryotherapy (freezing therapy using liquid nitrogen). Keloid scars are most common among people with dark skin.

From: Cosmetic Procedures: Scars WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 15, 2018

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American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 15, 2018

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