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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Keloid Scar

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Keloid scar, it is dangerous to have it and make no treatment to it? Can it become larger?

Keloid scar, it is dangerous to have it and make no treatment to it? Can it become larger?

No/Yes: It is not dangerous to have a keloid scar, and no treatment will not lead to harm. Keloids can grow larger, although they usually do so in response to some trauma, like attempting to remove it. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Which would be a better treatment for a raised keloid scar: fraxel or dermabrasion?

Which would be a better treatment for a raised keloid scar: fraxel or dermabrasion?

Neither: If it is truly a keloid then neither of those treatment modalities are effective. Treat options include steroid injections, surgery, and radiation treatments. ...Read more

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Scar revision or laser treatment? What's best? For keloid scar, also have a mole on the scar tissue

Scar revision or laser treatment? What's best? For keloid scar, also have a mole on the scar tissue

Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read more

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How can I prevent keloid scar recurrence?

How can I prevent keloid scar recurrence?

Difficult: It is difficult to prevent recurrence. Avoid pressure and trauma to area. ...Read more

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Has anyone used a compression healing for a keloid scar?

Has anyone used a compression healing for a keloid scar?

Yes: Compression earrings are often used alone or in combination with other modalities for the treatment of earlobe keloids. ...Read more

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What can I do about a small keloid scar on butt cheek?

What can I do about a small keloid scar on butt cheek?

Small Keloid: A small Keloid or even Hyper trophic scar can be improved with steroid injections, silicone sheeting, pressure, and sometimes excision of the scar. Excising the scar is possible but there is always risk of recurrence. Check with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do about my keloid scar (2 years) on my nose?

May not be a keloid: Keloid scars are very rare on the nose - they are much more common on the ear or neck. You should consult with a facial plastic surgeon. If it is a keloid, cortisone injections might help. Older keloid scars may need intial surgery followed by injections to keep it from re-growing. Ask a surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to get rid of a keloid scar on my cartilage?

Can someone tell me how to get rid of a keloid scar on my cartilage?

Can be difficult: True keloids overlap the original injury (piercing) and grow much larger over time. Surgery alone often results in a larger keloid, especially in people with a strong tendency to make them (they have many other keloids). If this is your only one, your surgeon can try excising it followed by radiation therapy to the area for a few treatments. In people with a mild tendency this can work nicely. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Keloids (Definition)

Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more