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What are the chances of a keloid coming back after removal

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
50 per cent: There is a 50 per cent recurrence rate. Pressure and monthly cortisone shots will decrease the recurrence rate to close to 0 as possilble.
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Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Removal : Removal of keloid does not guaranty it will not come back. Proper treatment of kenalog (triamcinolone) injections and or radiation can help reduce re ... Read More
Dr. John Walker
24 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

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Keloids: Most keloids do not come back after they regress. whoever, occasionally, a keloid will regain momentum if there is additional injury to the scar.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Keloid: Should not unless you cut it again
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Certainly possible: Because you have the keloid, you have a greater possibility of recurrence If you decide to have it removed, make sure a Plastic Surg does it. There ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Keloid: Please see a plastic surgeon for a consultation. He/she will let you know how much it will cost to remove it and if insurance may cover it. Your fam ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
See below: There are many treatments for keloids, even in the vulvar area. The problem with removing a keloid surgically is that they often recur as you have re ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
34 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Review: Review with your treating doctor and get the advice you need. There is always risk. If you are now in a position to have more surgery, that may be the ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Poole
27 years experience Dermatology
Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair removal is very safe, including people with keloids, in experienced hands. We prefer the term "long term hair reduction" as it is hard to ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scar reduction: I think that the best topical cream is avosil. This scar could be lightened with a pulsed dye laser. There is always a possibility of a scar thicken ... Read More
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