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How can i make my keloid go away?

5 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 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
Surgery - Plastics 35 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 37 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 30 years experience
also add lasers
Nov 30, 2014
Dr. Michael Kulick
Plastic Surgery 43 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 37 years experience
Provided original answer
Great information. Thank yo for sharing Dr. Michael Kulick.
Nov 30, 2014
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 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 58 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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