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what is the best procedure to get rid of keloids? permanently? i have one on my ear cartilage on the top by my piercing.

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Dr. Curtis Wong
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Ear Keloids: There is no permanent solution for removing keloids. All you can do is attempt your best and hope for the desired outcome. Scar revisions are best to start with and you could consider steroid injections at that time or later and finally consider radiation therapy (but expensive). Its anticipated the scar will be better but no one can give you a guarantee.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Sumit Bapna
17 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Keloid removal: Keloids from ear piercing at the cartilage can be excised surgically with minimal chance of recurrence. Steroid injections can also sometimes be helpful.
Answered on Mar 14, 2015
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