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What cream will get rid of keloid scar tissue?

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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
No Cream: If you truly have a keloid, there is no cream that will remove it. Keloids must be surgically removed and then aggressively prevented. Options for post-operative prevention include scar massage, silicone sheeting, steroid injections and radiation for severe keloids.
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Dr. Kenneth Dembny
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
KeloidScar treatment: There are no creams that will eliminate a keloid scar. Corticosteroid injections may soften the scar, decrease scar size, and/or improve symptoms associated with the scar; but the scar will still be present. Scar excision will remove the keloid. The resulting scar should be followed closely during healing and maturation to ensure the best result and minimize the risk for recurrence.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Kenneth Dembny
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Provided original answer
Consult a plastic surgeon to discuss your options and anticipated outcomes.
Sep 4, 2013

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