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A 39-year-old female asked:

What causes keloid?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Keloid: Excessive collagen growth in a scar (healing tissue).
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A 38-year-old male asked:

What is the cause and treatment for keloid?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Million $ question: The answer to this question has eluded investigators for hundreds of years. Keloids are an excessive and uncontrolled healing response to injury that results in fibrous scar tissue that extends beyond the limits of the initial injury.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

I have a keloid. What should I do?

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Dr. Eric Khairalla
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Options include: Depending on the location , size, time duration etc...Options include steroid injection, silicone gel application, rexcision of scar and proper closure with steriod injection and finally radiation to scar.
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Last updated Oct 23, 2015

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