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When the deeper layer of the skin, called the dermis, is injured, the body responds by producing collagen. Collagen is an essential fibrous protein that connects tissues together. If the body responds excessively to trauma, it produces too much wound-healing collagen, and this leads to abnormal scarring. Although the reason the body responds this way is not fully understood, one of the frequent outcomes is a keloid scar.

Keloids are not harmful, but they can be cosmetically unpleasant for some people, creating low self-esteem or a poor body image. You do not have to live with unsightly keloid scars. Dr. Azouz can perform keloid scar removal at Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Dallas, Texas.

What Are Keloid Scars?

Keloids are often confused with hypertrophic scars, but they are not the same. Hypertrophic scars are usually red and thick, appearing in areas with a lot of tension on a wound, and frequently seen in burn injuries. They can be painful and itchy, but they do not extend beyond the borders of the original injury.

Keloids can be pink through purple, and are a smooth, hard covering over an injured area. They are often found on the chest, shoulders and earlobes and can extend well beyond the original margins of the injury. It is a disproportionate response to trauma, and some people appear to be genetically predisposed to developing keloids scars, which is why it is essential to see a highly-skilled plastic surgeon for keloid treatment.

Dallas Keloid Scar Removal Specialist

Once a person is known to develop keloid scars, surgical repair becomes difficult, because if it is not handled properly, the revision scar could turn into another keloid. Careful surgical planning and post-operative treatments may be needed to ensure a second keloid does not form.

As the former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Medical City Dallas, Dr. Azouz is board certified and fellowship trained, with decades of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Sought out for his superior skills, he treats patients in Dallas-Fort Worth and the surrounding areas and welcomes patients from throughout Texas and the United States. For the highest-caliber keloid treatment, contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today.

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