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which products really work for keloids?

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Dr. Randolph Wong
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Carboxytherapy: I have seen keloids shrink and flatten with carboxytherapy. Other effective methods may include steroid injections, or surgery. The key is to stop the unresolved inflammatory source. This most commonly may be the effects of your immune system in trying to wall off sebaceous or oil secretions from your hair follicles.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. John Walker
24 years experience 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 on Dec 9, 2013

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