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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!

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Is my keloid will dis appear even its too old? Its a white small keloid scar...but I have more than 6small cirlcle on my legs. What is the best cream

Is my keloid will dis appear even its too old? Its a white small keloid scar...but I have more than 6small cirlcle on my legs. What is the best cream

A keloid: Will not disappear. ...and surgical removal often just produces another keloid. No ointment helps....I would consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist! Hope this is helpful...avoid advertised "cures"! Dr Z

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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.

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What cream will get rid of keloid scar tissue?

What cream will get rid of keloid scar tissue?

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.

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Will laser scar removal work for my keloid type of scaring?

Will laser scar removal work for my keloid type of scaring?

Not necessarily: The laser will remove the surface of the keloid, but it can and often will grow back quickly and larger. Close follow up after removal of keloid scar tissue is absolutely necessary to catch recurrences early and treat accordingly. Preventing keloid recurrence can be done using injected corticorsteroids, radiation treatment and some topical products. See a dermatologist.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Is it safe to have a tattoo if I already have a keloid scar?

Is it safe to have a tattoo if I already have a keloid scar?

Tattoo will keloid: If you are contemplating a tattoo and you form keloids then you may end up with the tattoo forming a keloid. Ask the tattoo artist if he/she has worked with this before. A small test area and wait to see for 6-12 months. It may be a better way to not do this at all and decorate with jewelry. If it is a hypertrophic scar formation that is different.

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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.

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I am going to disney world and I have a keloid scar in my Achilles tendon. Are there ways to cure this?

I am going to disney world and I have a keloid scar in my Achilles tendon. Are there ways to cure this?

Steroid Injections: If this is a true keloid scar, you can get improvement in the appearance of the scarring by flattening it out with serial steroid injections. I like to use kenalog (triamcinolone) 10 and have the patients come in at monthly intervals, usually about 3, for injections. Your scarring may be a hypertrophic scar instead of a keloid because it is in a location of motion. See your doctor for options.

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How can you minimize the appearance of a keloid scar?

How can you minimize the appearance of a keloid scar?

Injections: Keloids can be reduced in thickness with injections of cortisone or other medications such as floururacil.

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My keloid scar won't go away after 7 injections. What can I do?

My keloid scar won't go away after 7 injections. What can I do?

Surgery?: Some large or complex keloids need considerably more than 7 injections to resolve; but if your keloid is not budging, you might consider consulting a qualified dermatologic or plastic surgeon about the possibility of removing it surgically.

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How can I prevent keloid scar recurrence?

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

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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.

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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.

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Scar Revision (Definition)

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