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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you do steroid injections for a keloid if the jewellery is still in?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arian Mowlavi
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Injection of keloid scar is a proven method to reduce its prominence. To improve redness, patients can be treated with ipl. Presents of jewelry does not contraindicate steroid injections.
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Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Not ideal : If I have to inject steroid in to your keloid - i will ask you to remove your jewellery.
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Last updated Nov 21, 2014

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