Keloid in Children:
Our unpublished study indicated that keloid disorder is indeed a pediatric disorder, with 63% of patients developing their very first keloid before they turn 18. Dr, Tirgan has personally treated a handful of very young children under age of 10. His publication in journal or pediatrics - Nine-month-old patient with bilateral earlobe keloids for the first time established that keloids can also develop in babies, before their first birthday. Most these very young children that have come to Dr. Tirgan have been African American with earlobe keloids. Dr. Tirgan's publication is a very thorough reference for learning more about pediatric keloids.
In Dr. Tirgan's expert opinion, all pediatric keloids should be treated with medical methods only. Surgery should be avoided at all costs as it can result is very poor outcomes that will be very difficult, if not impossible, to fix at a later date.
Below are several examples of pediatric keloids cases treated by Dr. Tirgan.