A 46-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me good treatment for keloid scaring, but is there any evidence that solu-medrol (methylprednisone) i.m can help reduce the look of them?

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Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many treatments....: There are many treatments for keloids: surgical removal, usually accompanied by steroid injection postoperatively, low dose radiation, and pressure (usually for earlobe keloids in combination with surgery.) we have had good luck with surgery and steroid injections and that is generally my recommended treatment. See a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the option in your case.
Answered on Apr 13, 2014

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