Hi I’m Tristan McCauley from Lucky Seven Tattoo. And I’m here to talk to you a little about keloids. What a keloid is essentially is a growth an overgrowth of tissue around the area of a piercing. It will show up as a small bump, kind of looks like a wart. A lot of people mistake them for warts but they are not. It’s a keloid, it’s soft on the top, kind of looks like a pimple and a wart put together. Basically the way to take care of it and make it go away, a lot of people use tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is kind of, is.
A very viscous fluid, you just kind of rub it on your ear or where ever it is. If it’s on your nose, go around the outside of it. Just rub it in, kind of massage it around on the inside and the outside of the piercing. And that will kind of help it dissipate. If that doesn’t work or you don’t feel like spending the money on tea tree oil, another thing you can do is make a mix, like a paste out of aspirin, and lemon juice. Or aspirin and saline.
After you mix it together it should look something like this. Kind of a gritty paste, you take a toothbrush or take your finger like a real soft bristle toothbrush, and go around it, take that toothbrush and just kind of massage it gently. And you should see a difference in two to three days. If after a couple of weeks it’s not going away after using all those options, you may want to consult a physician to find out what you can and can’t do with it. But these are just a few of the things that you should know about keloids.