Whenever skin is damaged, whether through wounds, piercings, acne or chickenpox scarring, scar tissue is part of the normal healing process. Scar tissue that doesn’t heal properly or continues growing longer than it should can cause problems. One such scar-related skin condition is called keloids. Keloids are raised areas of skin caused by excess scar tissue. While they are not usually harmful, they can be quite painful as well as unsightly. That’s why Dr. Gurgen provides safe, effective treatment methods for scars and keloids. Not only can he help you deal with current issues, but also he can show you how to prevent further occurrences in the future.