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Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more


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How can you prevent keloids on new piercings?

How can you prevent keloids on new piercings?

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 more

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How can I prevent getting keloids on an industrial piercing?

How can I prevent getting keloids on an industrial piercing?

Keloid prevention: If you are prone to keloids, consider avoiding industrial piercings. ...Read more

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I want a piercing but I have keloid prone skin, should I risk it? How can it be prevented?

I want a piercing but I have keloid prone skin, should I risk it? How can it be prevented?

Difficult decision: You should not get pierced, if you do not want to take the risk of getting the keloid, (especially when you are prone to get keloids). ...Read more

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Should i rub alcohol on a piercing daily to help prevent keloids?

Should i rub alcohol on a piercing daily to help prevent keloids?

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 more

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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?

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?

Possible infection: It sounds like you have persistent inflammation after the piercing. It might be an infection and this can make the scarring worse. See your local doctor to have it looked at. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Probably nothing: If you have a history of keloid formation, hour chances of grooming another hypertrophic scar ( keloid) are very high. I would not recommend elective piercings. ...Read more

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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 more

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How do you get rid of keloids after nose piercings?

How do you get rid of keloids after  nose piercings?

Surgery and...: Steroid injections are the most likely treatments to work. See a plastic surgeon for your best advice. ...Read more

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How to get rid of keloid on monroe piercing?

How to get rid of keloid on monroe piercing?

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 more

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How to get rid of keloids caused by piercings?

How to get rid of keloids caused by piercings?

Steroid shots: Talk with your doc about having steroid medicine shot into your keloids. Other options too! good luck. ...Read more

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How can I I get rid of the dark dried keloid around my piercing?

How can I I get rid of the dark dried keloid around my piercing?

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

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Does anyone know a good way to get rid of keloids caused by piercings?

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 more

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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?

Difficult: Keloids are extremely difficult to get rid of. If you want to make sure you don't get a keloid - i wouldn't take the chance. Keloids are more prevalent in individuals of color., . ...Read more

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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 more

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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?

Scars: Moisturizing scars with hypoallergenic lotion is a great way to start. You can also gently rub the scar. This increased amount of pressure can help with reshaping the scar. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of keloids from nose piercings?

Keloids on nose: Keloids on your nose can be treated by incision or injection. It really depends on their size and location. ...Read more

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What can I do or take to get rid of keloids from ear piercings?

What can I do or take to get rid of keloids from ear piercings?

Depends how bad: Minor ones can improve with steroid injections and pressure earrings. More severe ones will likely need surgical excision and external radiation to minimize the risk of it coming back. ...Read more

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Keloids (Definition)

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