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How to get rid of a red keloid or hypertrophic scar?

How to get rid of a red keloid or hypertrophic scar?

Steroid injection: You can see a dermatologist to inject steroid and a low level chemo 5-FU into the scar this may shrink it. Other measures are resurfacing with lasers. ...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


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How can I get rid of keloid scars?

How can I get rid of keloid scars?

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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What are natural ways to get rid of keloid scars?

Not that I know of: Keloids are tough to treat even in the hands of medical experts. Using natural remedies will be even harder. I have seen balms and creams to get rid of moles, warts and other skin lesions. I believe those are some kind of acid, which causes a chemical peel of the lesion. If this were done to a keloid, it would likely make it worse. Be careful. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a keloid scar?

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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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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How to get rid of keloid scars?

How to get rid of keloid scars?

No simple answer: There is no simple answer to your question. Some may benefit from cortisone injections whereas others may require excision. Sometimes excision is followed by a short course of radiation. Unfortunately some of them have a high rate of recurrence. I would recommend seeing a plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of large keloid scars?

How can I get rid of large keloid scars?

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 a way to get rid of keloid scars?

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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What could you do to get rid of old keloid scars?

What could you do to get rid of old keloid scars?

Many things: If it's a true keloid, it's a disease of healing and simple removal will result in a rapid return and probably worse. Pressure, radiation, steroid injections and some types of chemotherapy all work to some extent, and there are times for each of them. For example, earlobe keloids in african americans, I generally excise followed by treatment with chemo (5fu) steroid combo. Very effective. ...Read more

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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

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How to get rid of keloid scars caused by acne?

How to get rid of keloid scars caused by acne?

Stepwise approach: Avoidance of injury, pressure, massage, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injections, 5fu (fluorouracil) 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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What cream will get rid of keloid scar tissue?

What cream will get rid of keloid scar tissue?

KeloidScar treatment: There are no creams that will eliminate a keloid scar. Corticosteroid injections may soften the scar, decrease scar size, and/or improve symptoms associated with the scar; but the scar will still be present. Scar excision will remove the keloid. The resulting scar should be followed closely during healing and maturation to ensure the best result and minimize the risk for recurrence. ...Read more

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What's the difference between scar tissue and keloid? Can ultrasound be used to reduce both? Are there any other ways to get rid of it? What can I do?

What's the difference between scar tissue and keloid? Can ultrasound be used to reduce both? Are there any other ways to get rid of it? What can I do?

Scars/ keloids: A keloid is a raised scar that grows beyond the original cut. The most common places for it are the earlobes and chest. Scar tissue is a normal part of the healing process. Keloids can be treated with steroid injections, silicone dressings, pressure earrings, and surgical excision with radiation to reduce the risk of recurrence. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to decide which treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of the acne keloid scars on my back?

What is the best way to get rid of the acne keloid scars on my back?

Injections: Hypertrophic scars on the back are very difficult to treat and only modest improvment is the norm. They can be decreased by intralesional cortisone injections. ...Read more

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Tea tree oil on old keloid/hypertropic piercing scar. How can I get rid of it?

Tea tree oil on old keloid/hypertropic piercing scar. How can I get rid of it?

Keloid/Hypertrophic: Keloids & hypertrophic scars are basically treated the same initially: silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online). If these don't help, see your dr for steroid/bleomycin injections, or external electron-beam radiotherapy. Do not let anyone cut it out if keloid confirmed, it will simply grow larger! ...Read more

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What can I do if my keloid scar popped on my ear how do I get rid of it?

What can I do if my keloid scar popped on my ear how do I get rid of it?

Keloids: Are hard to manage
treatments include
steroid shots, pressure earrings, excision, and radiation if severe. ...Read more

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I have a surgery scar under my left Breast. It has formed due to hyper active skin repairment. Its probably called keloid. How to get rid of this scar?

Scar??: Best to be seen by boarded PS in yin area to be examined to determine the type and nature of the scar you have. Either injection, scar treatment sheeting or creams, re excision with injection of steroid and micro Botox to edges, or radiation therapy are the options... ...Read more

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Have a history of keloids as a child. Got 2 surgical steel piercings a month ago. Now there's 2 red bumps on each. What should I do & how cam I get rid?

Have a history of keloids as a child. Got 2 surgical steel piercings a month ago. Now there's 2 red bumps on each. What should I do & how cam I get rid?

Ear keloids: This is a very common problem in asian skin types. You should get compression earrings and put them on asap. Here is a website where you can order them.
http://www. Delasco. Com/pcat/3/earrings/dpearp/dpearp/
the earring should be worn for at least 12 h/day for 6 mo.
Second, go to a local plastic surgeon and get examined, you may be able to start kenalog (triamcinolone) injections to soften and lessen the keloid. ...Read more

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How could I get rid of redness and acne scars on my face?

How could I get rid of redness and acne scars on my face?

Avoid sun & tobacco: As well as good skin care with possible oral or topicsl retinoids as indicated by a physician. Topical products such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid may help but can makemitmworse as well. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of redness and acne scars on on face?

How can I get rid of redness and acne scars on on face?

Facial Acne Scars: The acne should be under good control without any active acne lesions prior to treatment of scars. Acne scars may be improved by dermabrasion, laser treatments or surgical scar revision depending on the type of scar. Consult with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to learn about options. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pimple scars? How to reduce its redness

How can I get rid of pimple scars? How to reduce its redness

Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent. Having said that, there are ways to make them less noticeable. The first is time: scars mature over 6-18 months and don't assume their final form till then. Other methods are pressure, silicone sheeting, mederma, steroid injections or surgery. Surgery is a last resort for most scars, but many can be improved in this way if all else fails. ...Read more

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What should be done to get rid of the redness and a scar of a blackhead?

What should be done to get rid of the redness and a scar of a blackhead?

Topical agents: Try using some topical retinoids or azelaic acids to reduce the discoloration that can result from having acne. Hydroquinone may also be effective and is available in a lower strength other the counter. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best way to get rid of acne scars and redness?

See a medspa doctor: Amedspa doctor will show you a co2 fractionated laser or erbium laser which can help you resurface your skin and get rid of scarring. Also available is a laser that will stimulate collagen to fill in any marks or dermal fillers. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

Is there a way to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

Get serious Rx: I'm sorry your acne has been neglected up to this point. Acne bad enough to leave scars requires prescription-strength rx and you need to get with your physician. The red marks fade in a few months; depressed scars can be made less visible by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with filler, laser, or microsurgery. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

How to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

Serious Rx: Red marks after acne lesions, and depressed scars that persist indefinitely, can't be treated by anything available to you. The red is your skin healing. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon has fillers, lasers or microsurgery for scars. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated keeps most new lesions at bay; you physician can add a supplemental Rx if required. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of skin redness caused by acne scars?

What is the best way to get rid of skin redness caused by acne scars?

Depends on scar: Redness tends to resolve over several months. If it is related to raised scarring therapy with intralesional steroids or pulsed dye laser. Depressed or atrophic scars may require fillers, saline injections or laser resurfacing. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more