Some people have a greater tendency to form prominent scars. If scars become pink, firm, lumpy and raised, this is called keloid. Sometimes keloid scars become limbs. Dark-skinned people are more prone to keloid scarring than Caucasians. There is no way of preventing this overgrowth of scar tissues, although some doctors recommend the injection of small amounts of steroids into the scar. If the scar is very unsightly, you may wish to discuss the option of plastic surgery with your doctor, although the results are not always an improvement over the original scar.
MlLIA (NEWBORN FACIAL SPOTS)
These are tiny white lumps (cysts) which appear on the face soon after birth, and are harmless. They occur in 40% of newborn babies.
They appear mainly on the nose and cheeks, but may be anywhere on the face. At their largest, they measure 2-3 millimetres. They do not hurt or itch, and are not infected.
Milia are harmless and will disappear without any intervention. All that is needed is a little patience. Creams or ointments are of no use. The lumps will disappear within 2 months, and will not leave any scars. See your doctor if there is any redness or swelling around the spots.
It may help to make sure your baby is not overheated. Make sure you gently wash the face each day. Milia are difficult to prevent, but nothing to worry about.