noun. raised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury; results from excessive tissue repair.
Example sentences of the word keloid
These look similar to a keloid scar but do not have the same amount of buildup of scar tissue and can heal themselves, allowing for a decrease in redness.
2. Noun, singular or mass
While you may be able to diminish the appearance of a keloid through skin care and diet, only a professional can remove it entirely.
3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The same study suggested that the variability seen and the different individual responses indicate that keloid scarring must involve more than one gene, yet to be determined.
4. Verb, base form
New-Skin Scar Therapy can be applied to keloid scars, surgery scars or injury scars, according to the product's distributor, Prestige Brands Inc.
5. Cardinal number
It is possible for scars to be painful, entrap nerves, experience discolouration and/or thicken (called keloid scars), all of which are potential hammertoes surgery complications.