Top
10
Doctor insights on: Best Keloids Treatment

Share
1

1
Best treatment for keloids?

Best treatment for keloids?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Barry Press
338 doctors shared insights

Keloids (Definition)

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


2

2
Best treatment for keloid type of scar. I had a surgery to remove my left damaged submandibular gland about 3 weeks ago. ?

Best treatment for keloid type of scar. I had a surgery to remove my left damaged submandibular gland about 3 weeks ago.

?

Not keloid: If your surgery was only 3 weeks ago, then you probably do not have a keloid. Scars are thickest by 6 weeks and will not soften until after that point. That is why we encourage people not to do scar revisions for a while. Use massage and soften the scar, protect from sun and it will probably look much better in a few weeks. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
I have a keloid on my back. 8 months ago I got shots to make it shrink. It got smaller but is back and painful or itchy. What is the best treatment?

I have a keloid on my back. 8 months ago I got shots to make it shrink. It got smaller but is back and painful or itchy.  What is the best treatment?

See your surgeon: Another shot is probably a good option, especially if you responded well to the previous injection. There are other options though. Best to intervene sooner rather than later. See your surgeon as soon as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Best treatment for a fresh nearly 3 weeks old keloid surgical scar on neck.I have starting yesterday to use the silicon gel called dermatix 15g.?

Best treatment for a fresh nearly 3 weeks old keloid surgical scar on neck.I have starting yesterday to use the silicon gel called dermatix 15g.?

Excess scar: Unlikely a keloid (defined as a scar that grows outside the edges of the scar) and more likely a hypertrophic scar (excess reaction). Silicone gel sheeting is used to sooth and quiet the early scar. If symptomatic (like itching, stinging, etc) some will be treated by diluted kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid) injections into the scar itself to attempt to slow or stop the scarring excesses. See your dr to confer. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
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

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
What is the best therapy for keloids in people of color?

What is the best therapy for keloids in people of color?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What s the treatment for keloid doctor?

What s the treatment for keloid doctor?

Stepwise approach: Avoidance of injury, pressure, massage, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injections, 5fu injections, surgery and/or radiation therapy are used in the management of keloids (roughly in that lprogression). Laser therapy is controversial. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What is the cause and treatment for keloid?

What is the cause and treatment for keloid?

We don't really know: Why someone gets a keloid. There needs to be some sort of injury or reason for irritation in a person with that tendency. Treatments include, steroid injection, pressure therapy, excision, and radiation. Discuss this with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer