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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?
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
I have keloids on both chest piercings and left nose piercing I am pregnant and am wondering if there's 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.
Depends on: How much time has elapsed since piercing and size. If it is less than one year, sometimes steroid injection can help. If it is older or large area, then surgical option is probably best. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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
About a month ago I got three cartilage piercings and a few days ago I noticed a keloid on each piercing. How do I reduce or get rid of them?
To get rid off, you may need excision and repair and injection of steroid or 5fu (fluorouracil).
See a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Surgery and...: Steroid injections are the most likely treatments to work. See a plastic surgeon for your best advice. ...Read more
Keloid: This very well could be a keloid. Is the bump in the exact area of the piercing? Do you have other scars that appear like this one? These are some of the things that should be evaluated by a board certified dermatologist or surgeon. ...Read more
Can I get any other piercings on my body if have a keloid left from getting my ears pierced a few years ago?
Hey. I wanted to ask about keloids treament, I have 3 keloids on my ears due to piercing. What should I go for please advice me?
Not likely serious: This is either a hypertrophic scar or keloid and may benefit from pressure therapy and possible steroid injections with 5fu (fluorouracil) if unresponsive. If it is the former, it may be due to an allergy to one of the metals used and pure gold piercings tend to have a lower incidence. If it is a true keloid, you should avoid altogether. ...Read more
My ears developed keloids but cuts, injections, burns that I've gotten haven't. Are there any piercings that probably won't develop keloids?
Avoid nickel: I have found that jewelry alloys containing nickel are more prone to keloid formation as opposed to pure gold or titanium jewelry. ...Read more
Will putting Vicks vapor rub on a Keloid help reduce the swelling? The skin has recently peeled off. I have the side tragus piercing & it is in btween
Keloids: A dermatologist can help not Vicks vapor rub ...Read more
Yes: Mostlikely, it is a keloid and can be safely ignored unless it's painul or growing. ...Read more