Daniel Buchen, MD
Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in New York and New Jersey
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Keloids are overgrown scars that occur after surgery. Even minor trauma or surgery can precipitate a keloid. In this series of photos, a young black woman developed a keloid in her right ear after ear piercing. Surgical excision followed by local injections of a steroid lead to a very satisfying outcome. Keloids are most common in people of African American and Hispanic ethnicity.

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