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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Stepwise approach: Avoidance of injury, pressure, massage, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injections, 5-FU injections, surgery and/or radiation therapy are used in the m ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies a lot...: Depending on the location and duration of the keloid, and whether it is a true keloid or hypertrophic scar. Treatments that have been effective alone ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: There are many different ways to treat keloids. The best treatment depends on you, your keloid, how big it is and where it is located. Seek a board ce ... Read More
Dr. John Walker
25 years experience Plastic Surgery
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only i ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Million $ question: The answer to this question has eluded investigators for hundreds of years. Keloids are an excessive and uncontrolled healing response to injury that ... Read More
Dr. Alex Lechtman
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
We don't really know: Why someone gets a keloid. There needs to be some sort of injury or reason for irritation in a person with that tendency. Treatments include, steroi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Colen
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Multiple options: Treatment depends upon the exact nature of the scar, its location and what prior treatments have been tried. Options may be as simple as injections of ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
What is a "PEMP"?: See a dermatologist if you are serious about reducing a keloid. Nothing without a dr's help will be effective for a significant keloid.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Usually covered: Depends on procedure used and the DR's attitude. It is usually such a simple procedure that I charge only for brief office visit. Responses, number of ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many options: Excision is best way to remove a keloid but re growth is possible. Attempts to use pressure (compression), steroids, and radiation have all been used ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Keloids.: Two options here. One would be steroid injections into the keloids, hoping they shrink over the long term. This is not always effective. Second, th ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
37 years experience Pediatrics
See Your Doctor: Keloids are caused by benign overgrowth of tissue of the skin following injuries eg. cuts, surgical scars, & more. Occurs more commonly in darker- ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
No permanent cure: Good treatents are available but unfortunately there isn't a permanent cure for keloids. They are a result of abnormal scar healing caused by trauma o ... Read More
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