A 33-year-old member asked:
is keloid curable?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Darryl Blinski answered
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
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.
Answered on Jun 4, 2014
Dr. Bryan McIntosh answered
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not really: Keloid scars are defined as growth of scar tissue outside of the bounds of the original scar. Most people think an ugly scar is a keloid, but it really has to be a mass growing from the scar. Even still, the best treatment and most success i've had with these is by surgically removing them, injecting steroids at the time of surgery, and radiation therapy immediately after closure.
Answered on Jan 12, 2020
Dr. Francisco Agullo answered
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Treatment available: Keloid scars can be avoided with silicone sheeting and steroid injections. Once a keloid has already been established it can be excised and treated with subsequent steroid injections or low-dose radiation. Excision alone usually results in recurrence of the kulik.
Answered on Mar 16, 2017
Dr. Todd Sisto answered
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Technically no but: Careful removal with plastic surgical technique and post op low dose radiation usually keeps them controlled.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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