How Would You Know if You Are Prone to Keloids?

i'm about to get laser tattoo removal. i was reading about keloids and i don't know if i am prone to having them they said they can form anywhere especially with piercings. i have gauges, lip, monroe and belly button pierced with no sighs of getting "keloids" does that make me okay to get tattoo laser removal?

Doctor Answers 1

Keloids and healing

Most patients who think they have keloids , just have thickened scars (hypertrophic scars that improve with time)

true keloids grow  beyond the initial injury (even ear piercings).  

if you have had keloids, or have a family history you may be at higher risk.  there is no known study to test for this

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