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How long does it take to remove a keloid?

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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Keloids (Definition)

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


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How long does a keloid removal procedure take?

How long does a keloid removal procedure take?

Depends...: ...On the size, location, and complexity of the keloid. Small ones can take 10 minutes; large complicated ones can take an hour or more. ...Read more

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How long after a mole removal would a keloid start to grow? Can it take years?

Unfortunately: keloid formation is unpredictable , usually will happens with in couple of months , and usual to from from keloids from old healed scars. ...Read more

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Fibrosis/keloid scar on my head. If I have it removed will my hair grow back through the scar? Will the scar be long and thin or round like keloid

Fibrosis/keloid scar on my head. If I have it removed will my hair grow back through the scar? Will the scar be long and thin or round like keloid

No clear answer: After scar or keloid removal in the scalp it is unusual for the hair to grow back through the new scar. It is even possible that you could lose some hair around the new scar depending on how large the original keloid was. Keloids are somewhat prone to regrow so you could also need some cortisone shots around the new scar or even other treatments to help minimize the chance of recurrence. ...Read more

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I have a keloids in hand and taking steroid treatment from month of dec 2012 to till. Its take too much time to remove. Is there any other treatment?

I have a keloids in hand and taking  steroid treatment from month of dec 2012 to till. Its take too much time to remove. Is there any other treatment?

Surgery is possible: Keloids scars can be very difficult to treat as recurrence is common but they are often mistaken for abnormal ("hypertrophic") scars which may be easier to treat. Topical treatment with pressure, silicone and corticosteroids can help. Next treatments include injectable steroids and radiation and finally surgery and laser treatments.
Seek consultation with a plastic surgeon. ...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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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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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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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?

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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If you grow a keloid should you take the earring out? Could it get worse if left on?

If you grow a keloid should you take the earring out? Could it get worse if left on?

Yes.: I would remove the earring and would be reluctant to have any more piercings. Usually first line treatment is steroid injection. If this fails, another option is excision with use of a compression earring with silicone lining for at least 1 year after, even then there is risk of recurrence and it can actually end up worse in some cases. See a plastic surgeon, ent, or dermatologist. ...Read more

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

Hello? I have had keloids for a while now and ive been wanting to remove them whats 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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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 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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Is there any way to remove a hypertrophic scar and a keloid?

Is there any way to remove a hypertrophic scar and a keloid?

More common in the: Black race; occasionally helped by steroid injections, but i see the ones that have failed, and those that have many. Removing the scar by a plastic/cosmetic surgeon followed by radiotherapy. Get the XRT consult and surgeon to discuss...Needs to happen same day as surgery. ...Read more

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How long should a rubber band be on your keloid?

Don't recommend: Keloid treatment is typically done with multiple modalities including compression, injection therapy, surgical resection, laser treatment and radiation. ...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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