1. Keloids which are sometimes referred to as a ‘keloid scar’ are smooth, hard, benign growths that form when scar tissue grows excessively and rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin.
2. They do not regress over time, unlike scars.
3. Keloids can be larger as compared to the original wound. They are most commonly found on sites such as chest, shoulders, earlobes, and cheeks. However, they can affect any part of the body.
4. Risk factors that include are being pregnant, being of African, Asian or Latino descent or being younger than 30 years old.
5. They are not harmful to your body but they create cosmetic concerns.