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Is hair removal laser is safe in keloid patients or in people with tendency to develop keloids??

Is hair removal laser is safe in keloid patients or in people with tendency to develop keloids??

You should try in: a small inconspicuous area before you go for the whole thing, because keloid formation is unpredictable. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Keloids (Definition)

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


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Is it safe to remove a keloid with a rubber band?

Is it safe to remove a keloid with a rubber band?

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 more

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Is 5-fu for keloids safe ?

Is 5-fu for keloids safe ?

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 more

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Is the injectable 5-fu for keloids safe ?

Is the injectable 5-fu for keloids safe ?

Depends: It maybe very irritating-would you call it safe? For keloid, 5-fu is not a popular choice among dermatologists and its efficacy is questionable although is has die-harded fans. ...Read more

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Is laser treatment for facial hair removal is safe for people prone to keloid?

Is laser treatment for facial hair removal is safe for people prone to keloid?

Need more info: People like yourself who are prone to keloid formation should seek the opinion of a dermatologist. You don't want to take any chances of scarring especially on your face. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to use hydrocortisone on a keloid?

Is it safe for me to use hydrocortisone on a keloid?

Safe: There is no contraindication to using Hydrocortisone but topically there is little benefit. Injected kenelog may help. Keloids are difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo to cover keloids?

Is it safe to get a tattoo to cover keloids?

NO DON"T DO IT: If this is a true keloid, it will only make it worse. Stay far far away. ...Read more

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Are cortisone injections for my keloid scars safe because i'm worried that it may stunt my growth.

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 more

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Is it safe to get steroid injections into my keloid while i'm pregnant?

Probably not: Though the type of steroid that is injected usually doesn't 'travel' there is no guarantee that it won't affect your unborn baby by inhibiting his or her own production of steroid. I would probably wait until you have your baby. ...Read more

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