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Keloids

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Keloids occur when an excess growth of scar tissue appears at the site of a skin injury. They are more common in people ages 10 to 20 and in African Americans, Asians and Hispanics. They often run in the family. Causes of keloids include a variety of skin injuries such as acne, burns, chickenpox, scratches, cuts and surgeries.

Symptoms of Keloids

  • Skin-colored, red, or pink
  • Located over the site of a wound or injury
  • Lumpy (nodular) or ridged

Treatments for Keloids

If you feel your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact Florida Center for Pediatric Dermatology at 407.303.1687 or through our online contact form.