A keloid is a type of scar where a raised bump forms on the skin due to cells overproducing scar tissue. Unlike other types of scars, a keloid goes past the boundaries of the original wound. They can be firm, rubbery lesions or shiny, fibrous nodules. Keloids can vary in color from flesh toned to pink, red or brown.
It’s important to note that keloids are non-cancerous and not contagious. Some keloids are itchy or painful and in severe cases, can affect movement of skin. Keloid scars are fifteen times more frequently in highly pigmented ethnic groups than in Caucasians.