You will have a permanent scar after any cut to your skin.
Any skin cancer surgery that requires excision will result in a scar. The scar is due to collagen formed by the body to heal the injury.
A scar following surgery is unavoidable and it is also unpredictable.
Scar appearance is due to a multitude of factors and is totally unpredictable. Also, every individual forms a scar in a different way and scars will heal differently on different areas of skin on the same person.
When a scar thickens it is called a hypertrophic scar. These scars may be itchy or tender. A hypertrophic scar is sometimes incorrectly described as a keloid scar. There are numerous treatment options available.
A keloid scar is when it grows outside the original wound. Some individuals may be prone to keloid scarring.
Earlobe piercings commonly Keloid and can be successfully treated.
Each scar needs assessment and treatment varies from topical gels, pressure application, intralesional steroid injections or further surgery.
Split earlobes occur when a piercing hole pulls through the earlobe splitting it into two.
This can occur with trauma or time due to wearing heavy earrings.
Surgery can successfully repair a split earlobe. Ears may be re-pierced at a later stage.
Stretched earlobes do not always return to normal after a stretcher piercing is removed. A stretched earlobe may influence employment prospects.
Surgery can be performed to successfully restore the earlobe to its original shape.