Question by  Parvinderkaur (84)

Do tragus piercings cause keloids?


Answer by  Dana46 (2345)

Any piercing can cause keloidal scaring due to the invasive nature of the piercing process, but a reputable piercer should be able to help you to determine appropriate placement of the piercing as well as good aftercare procedures to keep any keloid scaring that you might encounter to a minimum.


Answer by  Kriket (1029)

Not inherently. Some people are more prone to keloids, and cartilage piercings are more prone to keloids. Cartilage doesn't have the blood supply that skin has, and the healing process can be slower (it IS slower) and may lead to more issues.


Answer by  sanderson (39)

In all fairness any piercing can cause keloids because of the piercing process alone, but if you can find a good, experienced piercer who knows what they're doing and can help advise you with good after care methods that could help with a low chance of scaring.


Answer by  jaimesgirl (1055)

Tragus piercings can cause keloids as a result of irritation caused by the jewelry, switching jewelry too frequently, or even by improperly cleaning the jewelry.


Answer by  vvvvvvvv (140)

Every person's body reacts differently to piercings. If you are someone that is prone to skin problems, you may be more likely to get a keloid. It is also very important that you do give your piercing proper care and healing time so that it may heal correctly and without keloids.


Answer by  lnsb (43)

Any piercing can cause a keloidal. Piercings are like any type of wound and all wounds have the chance of forming scar tissue.


Answer by  JJ24 (177)

Any piercing can cause keloids. If you are young, have dark skin, or if keloids run in your family you are at a greater risk of developing them. There is really no guaranteed way to prevent it from happening. But, you should have your piercings done professionally and moisturize the area after the wound has closed.


Answer by  pieface (273)

Keloids tend to follow injury. They begin at the site of injury and expand. Keloids are more common in people with dark skin and might be hereditary. They are most common on the earlobes, shoulders, back and chest. Because of the location, it is possible for a keloid to develop on the tragus.


Answer by  TwoToneDodge (2204)

Any piercing can keloid. It all depends on how well you take care of it. If you want it done but are afraid of keloids heal it with emu oil. It is an AMAZING healing oil.

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