When a piercing is healing, even after the skin tissue heals, it sometimes does not match the tissue around it. The thickness of the healed skin tissue and the scarring patterns differ from one person to another. If a piercing is worn for a reasonably long period of time, it does tend to leave a scar when the jewelry is removed. Many users find it difficult to believe that the area of their piercing might not look similar to the area surrounding it after healing. Some people discard the idea of getting a piercing on knowing this. However, it would be advisable for them to discuss about their doubts with the piercer before getting the piercing done. One does have to accept the probability that they might have a scar left behind after the jewelry is taken off. It should also be noted that in most of the cases, the scars can barely be noticed. Any individual can develop a keloid scar, but those who have darker skin tend to develop them more. A keloid scar is generally a red and purple colored area near the ends of the fistula. A keloid scar is sometimes sore if there has been a swelling at the area of the piercing. There is usually not much blood flow to the area of the keloid, due to which the process of healing is delayed. Soaking in hot water and compresses can help in treating keloid scars. In a few rare cases, keloid scars are widespread. Usually a physician can prescribe appropriate treatment for such a scar. The scar tissue that forms around an oral piercing is generally like a white-colored ring. Generally, the scar tissue heals in a month or two. However, in some people, scar tissue might develop along the entire length of the jewelry. In this situation, the piercer or a dentist or physician should be consulted by the user. Rinsing the mouth regularly with saline solution might help in dealing with this problem. The amount of scar tissue tends to be very less when the piercing heals normally. This is because in this case, there is very little irritation to the skin. When the jewelry snags or gets pulled forcefully, the skin might tear, giving rise to the formation of more scar tissue at the area of the piercing. Traditionally, natural oils like tea-tree oil, germseed oil and extra virgin olive oil as well as natural sea salt solution can be used regularly at the area of the scar tissue to help it to heal faster.