Keloid scar is a common type of a piercing scar and it can get very bad. Scars can happen any time around a piercing: even well-established, healed piercings can suffer from scars. This is why it’s so important to monitor your piercing closely to notice a scar forming. Keloid scars are among the most serious scars that can form around a piercing. They tend to be large and raised. Most keloid scars extend well beyond the piercing itself. Some of these scars can get massive in size and pose not just aesthetic but also a health problem. Keloid scars are known to be painful and they increase in size over time.
There is no easy way to heal a keloid scar, which is why it’s crucial to catch them on time. Chances are that a keloid scar will needed to be removed by a doctor. If you develop a keloid scar around a piercing don’t hesitate: seek medical help immediately. Keep in mind that keloid scars can cause numerous health problems so it’s important to remove them as soon as they form. You may need to retire a piercing affected by the scar but the sooner you remove the scar the better chances are to get repierced on the same spot once the tissue is healed.