Injuries sometimes result in scar tissue. This is especially the case when the recovery is rapid. Young people heal faster, but are also more likely to have scars. Keloid is the formation of abnormal scar tissue. A keloid also grows within the limits of the injury. This creates a hard, raised swelling that sometimes itches and hurts. This is also light red to sometimes dark brown in color. It often occurs on the chest, the earlobe but also elsewhere on the body. Sometimes it arises spontaneously. When keloid gives complaints, this can be removed. There are various treatments for this.
What is a steel wart?
Steel warts are common small benign skin growths. Everyone of 30 years and older has one or more stalks somewhere on his or her body. Preferred locations are the armpits, groin and neck. It is still unclear how exactly steel warts develop, but genetic predisposition, age, hormones (for example during pregnancy), contact with jewelry, abrasion with clothing, or a wound that heals poorly can contribute to its development. Furthermore, people with overweight or diabetes are more likely to develop stalk warts. Steel warts are not contagious. Common warts well Steel warts are therefore not caused by a virus infection as is the case with warts, but by a disruption in the fatty tissue. Steel warts don’t actually belong in the wart family.
When to treat steel warts?
Steel warts are completely benign and therefore do not need to be treated from a medical point of view. Sometimes they can cause complaints, for example because they rub against clothing (such as the collar of a blouse or the edge of a bra) or because they get pinched. They can also be hit when shaving the skin. Many people find steel warts cosmetically disruptive and unsightly, especially if they are present in visible places. That can also be a reason to remove them or have them removed. You can ask the doctor and he will cut the stalk of the stalk with a (sterile) scissors. But you can also get started with Wartrol. With this you can remove stalk warts quickly and safely. The result of this treatment is usually visible after 10 to 14 days.