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how can i make my keloid go away?

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Keloid: There are several treatments for keloids ranging from injections to excision to radiation therapy. Have your scar evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in keloid treatment to find the best option for you.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Stepwise approach: Avoidance of injury, pressure, massage, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injections, 5fu (fluorouracil) injections, surgery and/or radiation therapy are used in the management of keloids (roughly in that lprogression). Laser therapy is controversial.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See a dermatologist: Two options: 1. Steroid injections slow down the scar tissue formation. 2. Surgical rejection, creating a new wound to heal. See a dermatologist to get rid of keloid safely.
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
also add lasers
Nov 30, 2014
Dr. Michael Kulick
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
There is also radiation treatment, pressure therapy (for sure this works for earlobe Keloids) and two staged scar revision
Nov 30, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin commented
Pain Management 36 years experience
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Great information. Thank yo for sharing Dr. Michael Kulick.
Nov 30, 2014
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Try Silicone Strips: Over the counter siilcone strips can help. Or your doctor can possibly laser it to improve it, or inject it with cortisone to help shrink it.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: Steroid injections ; liquid nitrogen treatments help but may require several treatments. There will always be a mark.

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What happens if you pick your keloid?

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Grows: If you manipulate a keloid it could grow larger or become infected.
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Is keloid curable?

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Keloid therapy: Keloids are abnormal scar formation beyond the area of injury. As for a "cure", very doubtful since there is a genetic predisposition to their occurrence. Treatment options are pressure, steroid injections, excision, and radiation, or a combination of these. Seek in person evaluations with a boarded plastic surgeon. Hope this has helped.
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Dr. Mike Bowman commented
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The tendency for keloids can't be "cured," but individual keloids can usually be treated and hopefully controlled.
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What is a keloid and how is it treated?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Keloid: Steroid injections can sometimes help keloids. They are hypertrophic scars.
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Is there any way I can make this ugly keloid can go away faster?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Stepwise approach: Avoidance of injury, pressure, massage, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injections, 5-FU injections, surgery and/or radiation therapy are used in the management of keloids (roughly in that lprogression). Laser therapy is controversial.
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Are there any creams, oils or anything I can apply to make this keloid shrink and eventually go away?

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Keloid: There are several treatments for keloids. Please consult with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

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