The growth of keloids may slowly continue for weeks, months, or even years. Even though they eventually stop growing, they do not disappear on their own. Keloids are a permanent scar that must be properly removed and/or treated. Often removed keloids return and therefore must be treated again.
At Utah Valley Dermatology, Dr. David Myers will review the appearance of a keloid to ensure proper diagnosis. In some cases we may perform a biopsy of the keloid to examine the tissue. It is unknown what causes keloids; however, although not yet scientifically proven, it has been suggested that changes in cellular signals that direct the growth and proliferation of the cells are related.
The immune response to these allergens are the symptoms commonly associated with eczema, including patches of dry and red skin that can be extremely itchy and that worsen when scratched. It is common for the itchy sensation to appear before the rash, and in fact, eczema is often called “the itch that rashes”. If the affected skin is repeatedly scratched, the patch may become crusty or ooze. Atopic Eczema commonly affects children, but it can continue into adulthood or start later in life. Eczema usually starts in infancy from the ages of 2 months to 12 months. While eczema is not contagious, it is hereditary. The severity of eczema ranges from mild to severe. Treatment differs on the degree of the eczema.