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Fibrosis/keloid scar on my head. If I have it removed will my hair grow back through the scar? Will the scar be long and thin or round like keloid

Fibrosis/keloid scar on my head. If I have it removed will my hair grow back through the scar? Will the scar be long and thin or round like keloid

No clear answer: After scar or keloid removal in the scalp it is unusual for the hair to grow back through the new scar. It is even possible that you could lose some hair around the new scar depending on how large the original keloid was. Keloids are somewhat prone to regrow so you could also need some cortisone shots around the new scar or even other treatments to help minimize the chance of recurrence.

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Keloids (Definition)

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


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I have keloid on my shoulder and I had surgically removed it but it came back. How I can completely remove it from my skin? Suggest smthng effective.

I have keloid on my shoulder and I had surgically removed it but it came back. How I can completely remove it from my skin? Suggest smthng effective.

Keloid former!: Some people literally have the genes for keloid formation. However one issue that is clear. An infected or dirty wound is much more likely to form a keloid. You can try to have it removed again, but this time take a braod antimicrobial like augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). If to know avail, focal radiation after surgery can help.

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Nose keloid came back after a year. What should I do?

Nose keloid came back after a year. What should I do?

Surgical excision: Keloid can be surgically excised with intraoperative injection of steroid. Postoperatively, the surgeon may recommend silicone dressing and even radiation therapy depending on its severity. Close monitoring is required for recurrence.

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I have problem with my left ear. It has a keloid on top of it. Need to remove. My problem is won't it come back again?

I have problem with my left ear. It has a keloid on top of it. Need to remove. My problem is won't it come back again?

Certainly possible: Because you have the keloid, you have a greater possibility of recurrence If you decide to have it removed, make sure a Plastic Surg does it. There are some things that can be done with and just after the removal to decrease the recurrence rate, but there always the possibility of recurrence.

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I have a small keloid on my face near my jaw and it grows every year. I want to get rid of it. What can I do and will it come back! And how much cost!

I have a small keloid on my face near my jaw and it grows every year. I want to get rid of it. What can I do and will it come back! And how much cost!

Keloid: Please see a plastic surgeon for a consultation. He/she will let you know how much it will cost to remove it and if insurance may cover it. Your family doctor can refer you. Peace and good health.

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I got my ear pierced and developed a keloid (piercing didn't close). With steroid injections is there a chance it will grow back to its original size?

PISR: If you had a recent piercing and developed a lump it could be due to infection and in this situation see your doctor for treatment of the infection & avoid steroids. If your physician or plastic surgeon have told you that you have a true keloid then they will recommend pisr treatment sequence (pressure, injection, surgery, radiation) or a variation thereof. Steroid shots will not cause the recurrence.

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I got a mole by my right eye completely removed 4 yrs ago. I just noticed a bump which I'm not sure is the mole growing back or a keloid. Insight?

I got a mole by my right eye completely removed 4 yrs ago. I just noticed a bump which I'm not sure is the mole growing back or a keloid. Insight?

Probably not keloid: A keloid would generally appear much earlier than 4 years after mole removal. I would suggest returning to the physician who originally removed the mole to have the area examined. Good luck!

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What is the best way to treat keloids on my head?

What is the best way to treat keloids on my head?

Tough problem: Start slow with injections of steroids followed by possible 5fu (fluorouracil). If they do not respond consider moving onto surgery with possible radiation therapy.

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Keloid looking on the head of my penis for a week. Doesn't hurt or itch even if I touch it. Really worried about it. What could this be?

Keloid looking on the head of my penis for a week. Doesn't hurt or itch even if I touch it. Really worried about it. What could this be?

Growth, end of penis: This could be several possible disorders. The first that comes to mind would be a wart. A chancre is also a possibility, although statistically much less likely. A visit with a physician would be extremely helpful. Most possibilities would not be cancer, but this is a distant possibility.

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How can keloid skin be fixed?

How can keloid skin be fixed?

Surgery/Injection: There are many options to try to deal with this difficult problem that has a high recurrence rate. Injections with steroids, surgical excision or radiation therapy are some of the options. Talk with a plastic surgeon in your area to try to figure out a treatment plan for your specific concerns.

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Please advise what is the best way to remove keloids from the skin?

Please advise what is the best way to remove keloids from the skin?

Improve, yes...: But get rid of, no (this applies to all scars.) true keloids can be very difficult to deal with. They are more common in people with darkly pigmented skin and are characterized by scarring that exceeds the boundaries of the original wound. Numerous options exist including pressure, steroid injection, low dose radiation, and others. See a plastic surgeon for an evaluation.

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Can you get tattooed with keloid skin?

Can you get tattooed with keloid skin?

Np: If you have keloids only in your earlobes, it should not be a problem. However if you have keloids on your trunk or arms, it is best not to tattoo the area. A keloid on a tattoo would be extremely difficult to treat.

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Do keloids peel when skin is dry or wet?

Do keloids peel when skin is dry or wet?

Not necessarilly: Some keloid skin will not have the normal oil glands within it that lubricate our skin so it is possible that the keloid can appear drier than "normal" skin.

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I have a small keloid on my face are there any home remedies that can reduce the size and improve appearance?

I have a small keloid on my face are there any home remedies that can reduce the size and improve appearance?

Keloids on face: They are quite rare and you do need to see someone well versed with scar management as there are many options to address your concern. There are no effective home remedies I am aware of.

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Keloid or mole, how can I tell?

Keloid or mole, how can I tell?

See PCP: Not enough information to provide an answer. Best option is to see your pcp as they are the most important resource for patients.

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Can I have tattoo if my skin having keloid?

Can I have tattoo if my skin having keloid?

Be careful: Any form of trauma to the skin (include getting a tattoo) can cause a keloid if you are keloid prone. It is a hard question to answer. A tattoo rarely causes keloids, but it is certainly possible. Err on the side of caution.

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What would happen if I re-pierce through a keloid on my ear?

What would happen if I re-pierce through a keloid on my ear?

It may come back: No one knows exactly why keloids form but they often follow piercings. If you have had a keloid treated most would adivse against re-piercing. If you insist then be sure to only use high quality jewelry made from 18k gold, or perhaps surgical steel or titanium. Avoid all costume jewelry. Beware that the keloid can come back or get bigger with any jewelry.