not_john_lennon (not_john_lennon) wrote in recoveryourlife,

Keloid scarring

Hi! I'm new to the community, and so I hope I'm doing this right...

I'm a recovering self-harmer, and I although I'm now trying very hard not to hurt myself I was once very prone to burning my skin, mostly with lighters, cigarettes and stovetops. As a result I now have keloid scarring on my breast and inner thigh, and although they're not too big they are still really ugly and I am so fucking paranoid that they will get bigger. Does anyone have any experience with keloid scarring? Have you tried removing them with surgery, and how big can they end up getting, even if they are initially quite small? I feel so self conscious about them, and especially hate that they are a constant reminder of how unhappy I was and still often am.
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