Belly button piercing keloid is a type of scar that occurs due to the overgrowth of tissue around the pierced area. It is often full of collagen and may have a different texture than the surrounding skin. This condition can be unsightly and may cause discomfort, but it can be treated by a dermatologist.
The piercing itself is not what causes the keloid. It is a hereditary condition caused by a mutation of your tissue’s ability to repair itself. This can cause the skin to over-produce collagen and grow larger than necessary.
Also, you need to make sure that you are going to a reputable piercer who has experience in working with people who have this condition.
As for the pain, it’s usually only as painful as getting an ear piercing, which is pretty minimal if it’s done correctly.
It will likely hurt more for the first week or so because that’s when it takes the longest to heal.
A keloid scar is an overgrowth of scar tissue at the site of a healed skin injury which can occur as a result of some surgical procedures, infections, burns, or piercings.
Although they may vary in size and shape, keloid scars are benign (non-cancerous). They are smooth to the touch and vary from pink to flesh-toned or red to dark brown in color.
Keloids may be tender or itchy and are typically shiny. They can expand beyond the boundaries of the original injury and tend to be larger than hypertrophic scars, another type of abnormal scarring that occurs after tissue injury.
Keloids can affect both men and women but are more common in people with darker skin. They may occur in any location on the body but are most common on the chest, back, shoulders and earlobes.