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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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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

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Which scar cream would work better for flattening on an old keloid scar?

Which scar cream would work better for flattening on an old keloid scar?

Really none.: If you have a true keloid scar the best first line treatment is steroid injection. If that fails to improve the keloid to your satisfaction the next option is excision which comes with very high recurrence rates (and can come back worse than the original) and a postop regimen of silicone, pressure, and in severe cases even radiation treatment. ...Read more

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How can I remove my keloid scar?

How can I remove my keloid scar?

Can't be removed: Keloid scars can perhaps be reduced and improved but not totally removed. These may need to be removed surgically and then you likely will need a series of cortisone injections to try and keep it from regrowing. There are other treatments for those which regrow but some cannot be completely controlled. You should see a surgeon experienced in keloid management. ...Read more

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Can you get a massage with a keloid scar?

Can you get a massage with a keloid scar?

Of course!: Massage will not flatten the keloid but there is no reason you can't enjoy a massage if you have a keloid. Sometimes keloids are sensitive when pressure is applied so let your therapist know if that is so. ...Read more

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When should someone have a keloid scar removed?

When should someone have a keloid scar removed?

Location & Size: Depends on how much it is bothering you, pain, size, location (interfering with vision or hearing). Generally, it is a simple procedure to excise a keloid. The main risk is recurrence of the keloid. Compression therapy and/or steroid injections can help minimize the keloid. If the keloid is large I generally advise removing it and starting fresh. Good luck ...Read more

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How to remove a keloid scar bump?

Keloids.: Two options here. One would be steroid injections into the keloids, hoping they shrink over the long term. This is not always effective. Second, they can be cut out, but the problem would be that the healing from the resection of a keloid can, of course, produce another keloid. Discuss with Dermatologist, but may be wise to just leave them be. ...Read more

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What can happen if you piercing a keloid scar?

What can happen if you piercing a keloid scar?

More Keloid!: I would not do it - could end up with an even bigger keloid! ...Read more

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How to get rid of a keloid scar?

Keloids: Cortisone injections (intralesional steroids): these are safe and not very painful. Injections are usually given once per month until the maximum benefit is obtained. Injections are safe (very little steroid gets into the bloodstream) and usually help flatten keloids. ...Read more

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I have many keloid scar on my face?

I have many keloid scar on my face?

I'm sorry about that: A plastic surgeon may be able to help. Nothing you can do will work. ...Read more

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How to remove keloid scar from burn?

How to remove keloid scar from burn?

Several ways: The keloid scar can be treated in several ways. Of course the risk of developing another keloid scar is always present. The physician can inject steroid into the belly of the scar shrinking it of the scar can be surgically removes and the skin cosmetically closed, This may create another keloid but hopefully not. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of a keloid scar?

Is there a way to get rid of a keloid scar?

Keloid treatments: There are a number of ways to attempt to treat keloids. These include compression, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injection, direct excision, and radiation therapy. Often when a single modality is not effective a combination of therapies can be used, such as surgical excision with steroid injection and post-operative compression. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to self inject a keloid scar?

No.: The only injection that has been somewhat helpful for keloid scars is a steroid, which is only available by prescription. Remember, the doctor who treats him/herself has an idiot for a patient! see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. ...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)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more