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Is It Safe To Keloids
You should try in: a small inconspicuous area before you go for the whole thing, because keloid formation is unpredictable. ...Read more
Not the way I would : Keloids are an overgrowth of scar tissue. If a rubber band could be placed around a keloid to cut off its blood supply the keloid would have to turn black and fall off. This would leave a place for a new scar and potential new keloid to return. I treat most keloids with excision, steroids, pressure, topical silicone and sometimes short course of radiation if it has recurred. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes it's safe if used as localized injection. There's minimal risk of significant systemic absorption if using small amounts. Important to limit total amount of drug injected so no problem with small scars but if there are lots of big keloids covering the body then need to treat small areas at a time to limit drug exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are cortisone injections for my keloid scars safe because i'm worried that it may stunt my growth.
Steroid Injxn - Scar: Corticosteroids are injected in very small doses directly in to the scar, where they alter collagen metabolism. There are no systemic effects. Steroid injections work better for hypertrophic scars, and are not as effective for keloid scars. Keloids are usually better treated with surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser permanently removes the hair? Or is there any chance of reoccurrence? And laser hair removal for people with keloid tendency is safe or not?
Common treatment: Recurrent keloid scars can be very challenging to treat. Kenalog - a steroid- is very commonly used to help prevent the regrowth of keloids. In some cases 5-fu may be used as well to treat bad keloids. The doses are usually very small and safe. You should discuss your concerns with your surgeon. ...Read more
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