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Keloid Nipple Piercing
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 keloids on both chest piercings and left nose piercing I am pregnant and am wondering if theres anyway at home i can get rid of or shrink the?
What to do if I got my nipple pierced about 4 months ago and recently a small keloid appeared at one opening. is tretinoin gel okay for this?
I have a keloid on my tragic piercing. Is getting it surgically removed my only option? When I put tea tree oil on it, it seems to help.
I had a keloid (due to a piercing) removed from the back of my earlobe. Got stitches but now there is a small bump on the front of my earlobe ?
I've a keloid on helix piercing & is undergoing steroids jabs.If the piercing hole didn't close after the keloid flatten, can I put back the studs in?
Keloids are rare: Not all scars are keloids. Many thick or hypertrophic scars can be treated more readily than true keloid scars. Keloids can occur from piercing or any other minor trauma as well as more major surgery. There are many treatment options but keloids are much more difficult and can reoccur. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Low Chance of Keloid: Keloids are skin scarring conditions and the cartilage piercing should not cause them to worsen. Cartilage piercings carry a chance of infection, so be careful and keep it very clean. If you don't have a tendency to keloid, or if your family doesn't, then you shouldn't keloid. But there is a remote chance. ...Read more
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
Steroid Injections: If this is a true keloid scar, you can get improvement in the appearance of the scarring by flattening it out with serial steroid injections. I like to use kenalog (triamcinolone) 10 and have the patients come in at monthly intervals, usually about 3, for injections. After a series of injections, you can attempt excision to remove the keloid. See your surgeon for options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keloid: It is a little early to form a keloid, per se. Nonetheless, there are treatments available to help your scar help. You can it evaluated by aboard certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more