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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

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Dr. Barry Press
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Keloids (Definition)

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


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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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Is being keloid prone hereditary?

Is being keloid prone hereditary?

Yes: Yes, aggressive scar formation is genetic...Although not absolute, the risk is increased. ...Read more

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Can I do massages if I have keloids?

Can I do massages if I have keloids?

Keloids: Keloid occurs due to an aberration in normal wound healing. Typically occurs following surgical or traumatic wounds. In general, massage should not cause formation of keloids. ...Read more

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Massage the keloid or leave it alone?

Massage the keloid or leave it alone?

Scar Massage: Massage can never hurt a keloid, but may not do much either. However, massage can help an hypertrophic scar. The difference between a keloid and a hypertrophic scar is that a keloid is a tumor of collagen which is much larger than the original injury site. A hypertrophic scar is a thickened scar along an incision line. See a derm or facial plastic surgeon for the best treatment for you. ...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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Can a keloid be the size of a peppercorn?

Yes: Keloids are due to over healing of skin and usually feel firm. It can be any size. The best way to be certain that is what it is, is to have the doctor see it. ...Read more

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How can I permanently eliminate my keloid?

May be surgery: Keloids can be excised, however, there is a risk for the new scar becoming keloid. Steroid injection may be employed. It would be prudent to consult a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are keloids and how do I get them re moved. ?

A really angry scar: A keloid is formed when a a healing wound becomes inflamed and thickens. A keloid typically rises above and can be felt beneath the skin, as well. Treatment options include observation to see if they subside eventually, use of teflon film to cover lesions to try to flatten them, cortisone injections to cause atrophy, and excision. The concern with excision is that the lesion may return. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Keloids?

Definition: Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for treatment. ...Read more