Why do keloids even exist? As if dealing with scars was not enough, keloids have a knack for taking the problem and making it worse. If you’re wondering what a keloid is, apart from being a scar’s evil older brother, it is an overgrown scar tissue that is caused by excessive collagen production. While these giant scars do not hurt or harm you in any manner, they can be hard to live with because of their appearance. A lot of people opt for surgeries and laser treatments to get rid of keloids, but there are simpler ways that can be easier on the pocket. One effective home remedy for keloids is tea tree oil.
Keloids can develop following the minor injuries that occur with body piercing. Since this form of physical adornment has become popular, the presence of keloidal scarring is much more prevalent. Since doctors do not understand the precise reasons why some people are more prone to developing keloids, it is impossible to predict whether one's first piercing will lead to keloid formation. Although there are some families that seem prone to forming keloids, for the most part, it's impossible to tell who will develop a keloid. One person might, for instance, develop a keloid in one earlobe after piercing and not in the other. It makes sense, however, for someone who has formed one keloid to avoid any elective surgery or cosmetic piercing of any body part.