I got my first keloid at the age of 13. I thought it was a pimple and "popped" it. It grew larger. I had it removed and then it came back and I got new keloids from where the stitches were placed. I endured years of painful steriod injections because it kept growing. My dermotologist told me that once I got old and lost elasticity of the skin, it would stop growing and go away. I'm 43 and it's gone. I still develop keloids though not as bad. One piece of advice I can give is that pressure does help reduce the growth of keloids. I had major back surgery at 15. I had to wear a body cast for 6 months. The only place I developed a keloid was about a half inch at the top where the cast did not meet the skin. Also, my OB-GYN said, after my second c-section that I scarred as badly inside as I did outside. He had to cut very deeply and wide to get the keloid out of his way to deliver my daughter. I worry about my children having this problem. Does anyone know if this is an inherited condition? Thanks you.