My family has a history of keloids. According to WebMD, keloids are:
[…] a scar that spreads beyond the boundary of the original injury and develops into a growth on its own.
The causes of keloids are not really known. Some methods of treating them are:
[..] cortisone injections, radiation therapy, pressure dressings, and silicone gel applications. Keloids can also be removed via traditional or laser surgery, though they can recur.
To treat my scars I decided to go with a more affordable alternative with Mederma. The gel should be applied 3-4 times per day on existing scars for 3-6 months according to the directions on the packaging.
The photograph above is of a small scar on the right side of my back that is a little over a year old. I will update you periodically with my progress (or lack thereof) while using the product.
Have you used Mederma? Let us know what your experience was in a comment below.