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Is It Possible To Prevent Getting A Keloid From A New Piercing
Keloids: If you or someone close in your family has a history of keloids you should avoid any activities that could damage your skin, including piercings and tatoos. I would even caution against any elective surgery (not medically necessary). Once keloids appear, they can be very difficult to treat so the best course of action is to avoid them! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Variety of options: There are a variety of options ranging from steroid injections, dermabrasion/ laser resurfacing or a small office procedure to remove the scar tissue. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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