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The formation of thick (keloid) scars on the ears can be disheartening to patients. These scars may commonly result from minor trauma to the skin. Simply piercing the ears, for example, may trigger keloid formation.

Keloids can be difficult to treat. Patients who develop keloids appear to have a genetic tendency to form these thicker scars. Simply cutting them out again is generally not sufficient to prevent their recurrence.

If surgical revision is attempted, in the absence of other precautions, the the scars that result may be even larger than those that were removed. For this reason, it may be be prudent to consult with a dermatologist.

Keloids on the ear can be safely treated with medication or surgery, but appropriate steps need to be taken to prevent recurrence.

If you are struggling to find a solution to keloid scars from previous piercings gone wrong, don't hesitate to seek consultation from specialists who have the expertise and experience to help find a remedy appropriate for you.

At Park Dermatology, we would be pleased to work with you to help resolve this concern.

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