- Complications are rare, but can arise.
- Medical Complications can occur when Keloid is present in certain places like bends and joints, or while taking treatments like steroidal injections or external irritant applications or suffering from diabetes, neurological disorders, etc.
- On getting a flare up, it might cause more pain and itching and can finally end in contractures and restriction of movement in the affected spots.
- Cosmetic changes that affect the appearance. This is the most common complication people choose to take treatment for.
- Discomfort, pain or tenderness of the keloid.
- Irritation from rubbing on clothing or other forms of friction to the Keloids.
- Limited mobility: When the keloid is extensive after burns or injuries, keloids can limit the mobility of the body parts due to contractures of the skin and its tissues.
- Psychological distress: In cases, where the keloids are very large or disfiguring, they tend to affect the person emotionally.