Keloid disorder is also a pediatric disorder, and after eczema, is perhaps the most common chronic skin condition in children and youth. Approximately 63% of patients develop 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 of pediatrics - Nine-month-old patient with bilateral earlobe keloids - established for the first time that keloids can also develop in babies, before their first birthday. Most of these very young children that have come to Dr. Tirgan have been African-American with earlobe keloids.
All pediatric keloids should be treated with medical methods only. As exemplified in the publication mentioned above, keloid removal surgery should be avoided in children at all costs, as this can result in detrimental outcomes that will be very difficult, if not impossible, to fix at a later date.
Below are several examples of pediatric keloids treated by Dr. Tirgan.