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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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Keloids (Definition)

Keloids are scar tissue that have overgrown the original site of the initial injury ...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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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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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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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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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.

No guarantees with..: Keloids, as we really don't know their causes and they have a distressing tendency to recur. Surgical removal alone is generally no effective and most people use some type of adjuvant treatment. Steroid injection and low-dose irradiation are some that have been effective with surgery. See a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery (if you haven't already.) good luck! ...Read more

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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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