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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve, yes...: But get rid of, no (this applies to all scars.) true keloids can be very difficult to deal with. They are more common in people with darkly pigmented ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yep: Scars are living tissue, and they need to be maintained. Kenalog (triamcinolone) can help reduce even mature scars, if it can tip the balance of colla ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
44 years experience Pulmonology
Not really: It needs to be surgically resected, and it can reccur.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
28 years experience Family Medicine
Tough to prevent: The problem with surgical removal of keloid scars is that they can return in the healing process. Injection of steroids into the keloid or application ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Keloids: Superficial absorption, breaks up collagen fiber bonding
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
17 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Repeat: Try the injection with steroids again. There are silicone based wound gels that can help.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many things: If it's a true keloid, it's a disease of healing and simple removal will result in a rapid return and probably worse. Pressure, radiation, steroid in ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Motoki
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Keloid Scars: Keloid scars can be improved in appearance but there will be some type of residual scar after treatment. You cannot completely get rid of the scar. Co ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Massage of keloid: with the crushed product is most likely responsible for the reduction in size of your keloid rather than the chemicals itself. The crushed particles ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Crews
25 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Chronic cellulitis: What type of steroid is being used - kenalog, (triamcinolone) celestone, etc? I would be happy to view a camera phone shot. Have antibiotics been used ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Really none.: If you have a true keloid scar the best first line treatment is steroid injection. If that fails to improve the keloid to your satisfaction the next ... Read More
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