Keloids are thickened scars that produce too much collagen in an uncontrolled way.

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Keloids are scars that develop after injuries or trauma. Unlike normally healed wounds, keloids are scars that are in overdrive, leading to uncontrolled scarring that goes outside the original injury site. Some examples of where this can occur include the ears after piercings and on the chest in those with severe acne. 

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