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i've three keloids on my ears due to piercing. should i go for steroid injections? are they safe ?

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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes (low risk): There are risks to nearly any intervention and this includes over correction with atrophy, telangiectasias ( spider veins) and/or ulceration. This may take more than one session.
Answered on Oct 3, 2020
Dr. Marc Polecritti
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Safe=yes,effective=?: Steroid injections are typically safe when performed properly to reduce problematic scarring. However, true keloids of the ear after piercing, in my experience, usually require complete excision.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Yes low dose steroid: Small keloids can be treated safely with low dose steroid injections and your doctor may also utilize this option if the keloids are too close to each other and surgical excision & reconstruction of all of them in one sitting may not be possible. Other treatment options include pressure, silicone gel sheet, scar care creams and for the recurrent lesions radiation treatment.
Answered on Jul 18, 2013

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