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How can you permanently get rid of keloids?

How can you permanently get rid of keloids?

Severa options: There are a number of treatments for keloids. We have had good luck with surgical removal of the entire keloid (for example, on the earlobe) and then a series of injections of steroid directly into the scar from the excision beginning 3 weeks postop and continuing every three weeks for a total of 3-4 injections. Other treatments include pressure and low dose radiation. ...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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What is the best procedure to get rid of keloids? Permanently? I have one on my ear cartilage on the top by my piercing.

What is the best procedure to get rid of keloids? Permanently? I have one on my ear cartilage on the top by my piercing.

Keloid removal: Keloids from ear piercing at the cartilage can be excised surgically with minimal chance of recurrence. Steroid injections can also sometimes be helpful. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of keloids?

How do I get rid of keloids?

Difficult problem: A keloid is an unusual scar resulting from a minor scratch or a planned surgery. Typically they occur on the ears, shoulders and chest, although they may be anywhere, tend to be familial and may be more common in blacks. Often misdiagnosed when more commonly the scar is just unsatisfactory and "hypertrophic", treatments include surgery, cortisone, pressure and radiation. Recurrence is common. ...Read more

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How do you easily get rid of keloids?

No easy treatment: A keloid is an excessively large scar. All scars are permanent. Some keloids will respond to steroid injections if they are small. Some may require excision followed by pressure treatments some may even be treated with radiation after excision. Unfortunately there is a high recurrence rate for keloids. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of keloids without surgery?

Combination therapy: Studies have generally shown that surgery alone doesn't work well. Keloids tend to come back. Combining treatments with surgery often show much better results. Depending on the location, we tend to use radiation treatments after surgical resection or injection of steroids after resection. ...Read more

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How to get rid of keloids caused by piercings?

How to get rid of keloids caused by piercings?

Steroid shots: Talk with your doc about having steroid medicine shot into your keloids. Other options too! good luck. ...Read more

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What are some treatments to help get rid of keloids?

Several options: There are a number of treatments for keloids. We have had good luck with surgical removal of the entire keloid (for example, on the earlobe) and then a series of injections of steroid directly into the scar from the excision beginning 3 weeks postop and continuing every three weeks for a total of 3-4 injections. Other treatments include pressure and low dose radiation. ...Read more

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Does anyone know a good way to get rid of keloids caused by piercings?

Several: There are a number of treatments for keloids. We have had good luck with surgical removal of the entire keloid (for example, on the earlobe) and then a series of injections of steroid directly into the scar from the excision beginning 3 weeks postop and continuing every three weeks for a total of 3-4 injections. Other treatments include pressure and low dose radiation. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of keloids on the scalp?

Can you get rid of keloids on the scalp?

Acne keloidalis nuch: This may be acne keloidalis nuchae or one of several other conditions that are best evaluated by a dermatologist. Treatment may require a series of trials of different medications or systemic therapy and/or surgery. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of keloids from nose piercings?

How can I get rid of keloids from nose piercings?

Keloids on nose: Keloids on your nose can be treated by incision or injection. It really depends on their size and location. ...Read more