A keloid is an abnormal growth of scar tissue that forms at a site of injury. Unlike a normal scar, keloids grow beyond the boundaries of the original scar. They are benign and they have no malignant potential. Studies have consistently demonstrated that people with darker pigmentation are more likely to develop keloids. Keloids can be treated; options include occlusive dressings, compression, steroid injections, radiation, laser, surgery and various topical medications. Individual patients will be evaluated and a specific treatment plan will be determined.