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Keloid On Back Of Head
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
I have a keloid on the back of my ear where I had it pierced. Is it possible to re pierce my ear through the keloid? And would it be painful? Thanks
NO!!!!: If your body has already demonstrated you are a keloid former you should never pierce anything again!See 2 more doctor answers
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.
I have 4 scars on my back from skin biopsies that keloid but went down. Now 1.5yrs later they are red and swollen again. Causes/concerns/treatments?
Plastic surgeon: Plastic surgeon can treat keloids with steroid injections and/or surgery.
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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!See 1 more doctor answer
For whoever knows about dermatology, I had a keloid removed on my ear months back and I need to know the best scar removing cream to remove the scar?
None: No easy answer. Perhaps tretinoin gel. A dermatologist might help you.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
I have a small keloid on my face are there any home remedies that can reduce the size and improve appearance?
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.