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Is Being Keloid Prone Hereditary
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mixed results: Keloids are over-exuberant scarring phenomena and are seen more often in people with darker skin; so there can be some hereditary aspect to the pathology. Many treatment modalities have been used from application of pressure, to intra-lesional steroid injection, to excision, and even to radiation therapy. While keloids do not spread like a cancer, even with the above treatments that can regrow. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I have a labiaplasty or any minor surgery like that while on isotretinoin? Does it make people prone to keloid scars? (i have never had keloids)
Unlikely but don't: Because this involves a specialized epithelial surface, the chance of a keloid is extremely low. However, it is typically recommended that you avoid elective surgery on the skin format least 3-6 months following isotretinoin cessation to minimize the potential for hypertrophic scarring ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am prone to keloids and would like to have nose job done? Would it be a good idea ? Please advice
Probably ok: Most people that think they are prone to keloids simply have "unsatisfactory" but normal scars, not true keloids. True keloids are rare especially on the face and nose. Also, rhinoplasty ("nose job") can be performed completely from inside the nose so that there may not be any visible scars. Consult with a local plastic surgeon or facial plastic (ENT) surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a flat pink scar on my face from mole removal, how to i reduce redness and as I am prone to keloids is there any chance it could develop to one?
Neocutis Peche.: I use a product from neocutis called peche as a redness reducer in scarred areas. It is also important to avoid sun exposure to scarred areas especially in the early stages. Given your tendency to keloid i would recommend this as a first step and avoid more traumatic treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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