A member asked:

What is the best way to get rid of the acne keloid scars on my back?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. David Sire answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Injections: Hypertrophic scars on the back are very difficult to treat and only modest improvment is the norm. They can be decreased by intralesional cortisone injections.

Answered 7/9/2015


Dr. John Walker answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential!

Answered 12/9/2013



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