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Can someone tell me how to get rid of a keloid scar on my cartilage?

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Dr. Steven Harris
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Can be difficult: True keloids overlap the original injury (piercing) and grow much larger over time. Surgery alone often results in a larger keloid, especially in people with a strong tendency to make them (they have many other keloids). If this is your only one, your surgeon can try excising it followed by radiation therapy to the area for a few treatments. In people with a mild tendency this can work nicely.
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Is there a way to get rid of a keloid scar?

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Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Keloid treatments: There are a number of ways to attempt to treat keloids. These include compression, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injection, direct excision, and radiation therapy. Often when a single modality is not effective a combination of therapies can be used, such as surgical excision with steroid injection and post-operative compression.
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