How to Avoid a Keloid Scarring of a Dermal Piercing

By Emily Jones

A keloid is a shiny, thick scar that is raised above the skin's surface. It is the result of an overgrowth of dense fibrous tissue that develops after the healing of a skin injury. Keloid scarring can occur after a dermal piercing if proper care is not taken to the injured skin site. If you are healing from a dermal piercing, there are many things you can do to help avoid keloid scarring.

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Avoid getting a keloid scar with a few simple techniques.

Step 1

Mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt into a glass of water. Moisten a cotton ball and carefully wash the pierced area of the body with the solution. Clean the area two to three times a day. The salt-water solution will help prevent infection and keloid scarring.

Step 2

Apply some aloe vera to the pierced area twice a day. The aloe vera plant has certain properties that help accelerate the healing process, which can help reduce the risk of infection and scarring.

Step 3

Massage the area around your dermal piercing at least once a day. Massages will help loosen the skin, which will increase circulation and reduce tension, promoting proper skin repair.

Step 4

Get dressed carefully, so you do not cause trauma or injury to the pierced area. Avoid snagging or tugging on your piercing, which can cause infection and keloid scarring.

Step 5

Follow a nutritious diet to help aid in the healing process and prevent scarring. Consume lots of fruits and vegetables and eat minimal amounts of sugars and fats.