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i have an old keloid on my leg, how can i get rid of it? thank you ornella.

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Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Keloid Scars: Keloid scars can be improved in appearance but there will be some type of residual scar after treatment. You cannot completely get rid of the scar. Consult a board certified plastic surgeon to learn about your treatment options.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Steroids: First you need to be sure it is a true keloid and not just a raised scar or a wide thick scar called hypertrophic scar. Removing a keloid surgically has a 50% chance of recurrence. Steroid injections may make it softer and flatter. If it is an old scar, pressure therapy will not help.

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