Keloid, better known as a Keloid scar, is one of the most common types of piercing scars. Keloids tend to be serious: these are large, raised scars that are not always easy to heal. This is why it’s important to monitor your piercing carefully to catch any Keloid while it’s still in the making. While it is possible to heal a Keloid scar prevention is a much better option. Keloid scars are among the most serious scars that can develop around a piercing. They can get massive and pose a health problem. This is more than simply aesthetic issue and can get very painful. Some Keloid scars can spread away from the piercing and they tend to increase in size over time. Most of the times, Keloid scars need to be treated and removed by the doctor. This is why it’s important to act quickly and contact your medical provider if you notice a Keloid scar forming around your piercing.
Keep in mind that scars can happen around a piercing basically at any time but new piercings in healing are particularly vulnerable. That not to say that old, well-established and fully healed piercings cannot get Keloid scars. Any piercing can suffer from a scar so this is why it’s so important to monitor your piercings closely. It is much better to retire a piercing that shows signs of developing a Keloid than to let the scar spread and cause health concerns. Keep in mind that if you heal the scar properly you will probably be able to get repierced at the same spot. However, it is important to act quickly when you notice a problem because Keloid scars can get nasty.