This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Close-up of a keloid scar on a 19 year-old female

Close-up of a keloid scar on a 19 year-old female

M332/0043

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Keloid scar. Close-up of a red keloid scar seen on the skin of a 19 year-old female patient. Keloid scars are made of a hard and irregular type of scar tissue which continues to grow even after the wound has healed. They often form where healing injuries, burns or surgical incisions are put under tension. Some individuals are much more prone to keloid scarring than others. It tends to occur in some families and is much more common in black people. In their early stages, keloid scars may respond to strong local steroids or to compression or cryotherapy, but treatment is usually by re- excision and radiotherapy.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}