What Causes Keloid Scars?

Understanding Keloid Scars

Keloid scars are defined as scars that grow beyond the boundary of the site of a skin injury. The scar is a increased and ill-defined growth of skin in the region of skin.

Some cultural groups are at a greater risk of developing them Even though anyone can be formed on by a scar. African Americans and Hispanics tend to be 16 percent more vulnerable and keloid scars are seen 15 times more often in groups than in Caucasians.

Some regions of the body do appear more susceptible to scars, including the deltoid region of the sternum, the top back, and the upper arm. The earlobes and the back of the throat are also common sites. Continue reading