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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Keloid Scar

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Could a 1st degree burn cause keloid scarring?

Could a 1st degree burn cause keloid scarring?

Can't imagine how: This is like a sunburn with no damage to the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin that comprises about 95% of its total thickness. I think one needs a deeper injury to cause any kind of scar at all, let alone a keloid. ...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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Can a small keloid scar be caused by the repeated rubbing of leather boot on the skin of the calf ?

Friction scars: Yes they can. Friction can cause a burn on the skin just like an iron can. This can lead to a scar or more commonly the skin in the area will be darker than the surrounding skin. Make sure that your footwear is well fitted to minimize rubbing and wear socks. ...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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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. ...Read more

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How to remove a keloid scar bump?

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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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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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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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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Will microdermabrasion help remove an old small keloid scar?

Will microdermabrasion help remove an old small keloid scar?

Not really: microdermal treatment is more superficial treatment of the skin. Keloid is a deeper scar. It needs much stronger treatment like laser/ BBL. Halo is combination ablation and BBL could work. ...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

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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

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