A Keloid is not a normal scar. It is a scar that continues to grow even after healing is complete.

Usually there is a tendency in some individuals to form keloids. Some areas like the ear lobes, anterior chest wall and shoulders are common regions for keloid formation. These are usually treated with Cortisone injections given inside the scar and by compression therapy. In spite of this treatment some of the keloids may recur. In large keloids an intra-keloidal excision may be attempted.