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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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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Keloid: A keloid is a thickened scar, what we term a "hypertrophic" scar, to which some people are prone when they get cut.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Sorry....: We can find ice in 'Pluto'. But can't find the cause keloid........it is not beneficial to the health industry to find the cause of disease......it do ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Keloid: Excessive collagen growth in a scar (healing tissue).
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Not really: Folks of African descent tend to form keloids more readily than other folks, but it's famously unpredictable. Why one individual gets them and another ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Difficult: Keloids can be removed but need very good after care because they have a high recurrence rate.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Hypertrophic scar: It is overactive tissue healing by forming more scar than normally required . It tends to be genetic
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Archibald Miller
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scar tissue: Adhesions are seen in abdominal surgery. They are usually the result of trauma surgery where bleeding and damages occur to bowel surfaces. It is relat ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Keloids: Keloids can be considered to be "scars that don't know when to stop." a keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, aggressive scar formation is genetic...Although not absolute, the risk is increased.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Keloid: There are several treatments for keloids ranging from injections to excision to radiation therapy. Have your scar evaluated by a board certified surge ... Read More

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