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Can you remove a keloid?

Can you remove a keloid?

Yes: Surgical removal of a keloid is associated with a very high recurrence rate. However, when you combine surgery with other treatments, success rates are higher. Sometimes, you can combine excision with steroid injections or external beam radiation and have much higher rates of success. ...Read more

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Can my keloid be removed non-surgically?

Can my keloid be removed non-surgically?

No: No it can't, but with scar treatment such as topical silicone products or steroid injections it can be greatly improved in appearance. ...Read more

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Is there a method to remove a keloid other than surgery?

Is there a method to remove a keloid other than surgery?

No: You amy be able to shrink them with injections, but surgery is the only way to remove a keloid, and there is a significant recurrence rate. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best way to remove keloids from the skin?

Please advise what is the best way to remove keloids from the skin?

Improve, yes...: But get rid of, no (this applies to all scars.) true keloids can be very difficult to deal with. They are more common in people with darkly pigmented skin and are characterized by scarring that exceeds the boundaries of the original wound. Numerous options exist including pressure, steroid injection, low dose radiation, and others. See a plastic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I safely remove a small keloid?

How do I safely remove a small keloid?

Laser or Injection: Certain lasers can help keloids, as can injections of cortisone. So see you dermatologist or plastic surgeon as they can help with these treatments, or you can try over the counter silicone strips. ...Read more

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How long does it take to remove a keloid?

Varies: It is difficult to remove a keloid surgically because it can grow back, or grow back larger than before. Keloids can be reduced in size by freezing, injections or lasr. In some keloids a combination of treatments are used with or without pressure to flatten the keloid and decrease the pain. ...Read more

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What's a good way to remove keloids from your body?

Injection/Excision: Sometimes keloids can be injected with steroids and they will decrease in size. However, soe keloids need to be excised. ...Read more

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What should I do about my mini keloid? How can I remove it?

What should I do about my mini keloid? How can I remove it?

See plaTic surgery: Keloid management varies depending upon its size, location, and prior treatments. Options include pressure via taping, injections of medication that help the scar get smaller and surgery, often with the use of 3 x-ray treatments to prevent it from coming back. ...Read more

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Keloid has grown on the earring. How can I get this removed?

Keloid has grown on the earring. How can I get this removed?

Surgical excision: Keloid can be surgically excised with intraoperative injection of steroid. Postoperatively, the surgeon may recommend silicone dressing and even radiation therapy depending on its severity. Close monitoring is required for recurrence. ...Read more

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Hello? I have had keloids for a while now and ive been wanting to remove them what's the best advice?

Hello? I have had keloids for a while now and ive been wanting to remove them what's the best advice?

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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I have had my keloids on my earlobes removed 3 times. Are my earlobes the only place effected or is all of my body prone to growing a keloids?

I have had my keloids on my earlobes removed 3 times. Are my earlobes the only place effected or is all of my body prone to growing a keloids?

General tendency: Persons who form keloids are more likely to get them anywhere on the body. You have had them on your earlobes and might have a tendency elsewhere. You should therefore avoid voluntary skin trauma such as tattoos, piercing and skin changes such as branding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to remove a keloid with a rubber band?

Not the way I would: Keloids are an overgrowth of scar tissue. If a rubber band could be placed around a keloid to cut off its blood supply the keloid would have to turn black and fall off. This would leave a place for a new scar and potential new keloid to return. I treat most keloids with excision, steroids, pressure, topical silicone and sometimes short course of radiation if it has recurred. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove a keloid on your leg?

What is the best way to remove a keloid on your leg?

Improve, yes...: But get rid of, no (this applies to all scars.) true keloids can be very difficult to deal with. They are more common in people with darkly pigmented skin and are characterized by scarring that exceeds the boundaries of the original wound. Numerous options exist including pressure, steroid injection, low dose radiation, and others. See a plastic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the fastest home remedy when trying to remove keloids?

What is the fastest home remedy when trying to remove keloids?

No easy fix: There are no easy solutions and certainly no fast ones. Keloids are an exceptionally difficult problem. ...Read more

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I just had my tendon cyst removed but I'm still worried? Will this form a keloid?

I just had my tendon cyst removed but I'm still worried? Will this form a keloid?

Scar: If you have had trouble in the past then you can be evaluated for steps to take regarding scar massage, silicone sheet coverage of the area, and other treatments such as a steroid on injection if necessary. ...Read more

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How to remove a keloid? I had the steroid injections 2008 to 2017 but can't remove/Despair.

See a dermatologist.: Be prepared to report about how many injections delivered exactly how, name of injected material, dose. ...Read more

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I have keloid on my shoulder and I had surgically removed it but it came back. How I can completely remove it from my skin? Suggest smthng effective.

I have keloid on my shoulder and I had surgically removed it but it came back. How I can completely remove it from my skin? Suggest smthng effective.

Keloid former!: Some people literally have the genes for keloid formation. However one issue that is clear. An infected or dirty wound is much more likely to form a keloid. You can try to have it removed again, but this time take a braod antimicrobial like augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). If to know avail, focal radiation after surgery can help. ...Read more

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Is it advised to remove a 1in keloid on my shoulder that has doubled size in the past 3yrs, and there's a new one growing beside (sun sensitive/itchy)?

Is it advised to remove a 1in keloid on my shoulder that has doubled size in the past 3yrs, and there's a new one growing beside (sun sensitive/itchy)?

Try kenalog (triamcinolone) first: If you have not done so already, most would recommend least invasive to most invasive therapy first beginning with pressure and silastic gel sheeting, progressing to kenalog (triamcinolone) injections with possible off label use of 5fu then to intalesional excision with possible post op radiation therapy. Lasers have mixed results. ...Read more

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Keloids (Definition)

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