2022 AMI Online Salon

Keloid Scar Development

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Anekay Kelly
  • Client: Personal portfolio piece
  • Copyright: Anekay Kelly, 2022
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Digital
  • Primary Audience: patients, general public and students

Project Description

The intended purpose of this illustration is to highlight the presentation of keloid scarring in individuals of darker complexion and certain ethnic backgrounds. It also describes the stages of tissue repair on a cellular level, including a call out of a real keloid histological image. A key has been included to aid in the complete understanding of the 3 stages of tissue repair shown in the triangular sections of skin. Individuals of African descent tend to have the highest predisposition to this skin condition, especially those of darker complexion, as black people with albinism were less likely to have keloid scarring. There is no known cause and because it is genetic there is no known cure.