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mederma reduces keloids?

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Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 56 years experience
I do not think so: In my opinion it does not reduce keloids.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can keloid spread to the near by tissues?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Yes: Keloids can grow but are limited to skin and soft tissue.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you remove a keloid?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Difficult: Keloids can be removed but need very good after care because they have a high recurrence rate.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the alternatives for treating a keloid besides surgery?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Injections: Cortisone shots will shrink a keloiid but may require multiple visits monthly to flatten the keloid.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the chances of a keloid coming back after removal?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
50 per cent: There is a 50 per cent recurrence rate. Pressure and monthly cortisone shots will decrease the recurrence rate to close to 0 as possilble.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between a adhesion and a keloid?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
External: Keloid is external thickenig of skin. An adhesion is scar tissue inside form surgery.

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