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Is It Possible To Prevent Getting A Keloid From A New Piercing
No way to guarantee: If you have a history of keloids, there is certainly a risk of developing keloids from piercings of other skin injuries. There is no guaranteed way to prevent them. If you don't have a history of keloids its less likely you'll get them in any event. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Keloids result from an excessive bodily reaction to a wound. Unlike normal healing which lays down scar tissue(collagen) to close a wound, a keloid forms when the degree & magnitude of this process is excessive. And unlike a hypertrophic scar which is an excessive amount of scar tissue within the confines of the injury, a keloid results when the process extends into the normal surrounding tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ear hasn't completely healed after a piercing its getting red and thick, i removed the earing but im afraid it might become a keloid. How i prevent?
What are my chances of getting a keloid on a septum piercing if i've gotten one before on my ears? How can I prevent this?
I have two very small keloids. They came from getting my ears pierced at age 12. Now 21 what are the chances of me getting a keloid after a nipple piercing? And how can I prevent one form forming?
Is a keloid curable (1/4 x 1 inch in size)? What is done to prevent a new keloid when the old keloid is cut out?
Tough to prevent: The problem with surgical removal of keloid scars is that they can return in the healing process. Injection of steroids into the keloid or application of teflon sheets (available in the grocery store or pharmacy as "scar strips") can calm down inflammation and flatten them out. You can try this before surgery, or use it afterwards to try to keep the keloid from forming, again. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injections first: If you have a true keloid scar the best first line treatment is steroid injection. If that fails to improve the keloid to your satisfaction the next option is excision which comes with very high recurrence rates (and can come back worse than the original) and a postop regimen of silicone, pressure, and in severe cases even radiation treatment. I would suggest removing the jewelry if treating it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keloid: Is it really a keloid? You can have the scar evaluated by a board certified physician who can tell you what the best option for you is. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i just took my monroe piercing out and a keloid is formed. Does anyone know how to get rid of it?
See below: See a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. There are many options available. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
I want to get my industrial piercing and heard you can get keloids , was wondering if i did get them how to make them go away?
If I have keloids from piercs. When i was 6, can I get them now? The piercing shop i got pierced yest. Pierced surgical steel. Will this make another
Genetics: Keloid scars are overgrowth of scar tissue beyond the border and are genetically predetermined. They tend to run in families and predisposes the individual to other keloids from anything that can make a scar. It is recommended to not get further piercings, as keloids are difficult to treat. There are options for clip on or magnetic jewelry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My keloid is getting bigger. They can't get me in at ku until sept. I can't wait that long. What can I do in the mean time to prevent it from growing mo?
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