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Massage Keloid Scar
Can't be removed: Keloid scars can perhaps be reduced and improved but not totally removed. These may need to be removed surgically and then you likely will need a series of cortisone injections to try and keep it from regrowing. There are other treatments for those which regrow but some cannot be completely controlled. You should see a surgeon experienced in keloid management. ...Read more
Location & Size: Depends on how much it is bothering you, pain, size, location (interfering with vision or hearing). Generally, it is a simple procedure to excise a keloid. The main risk is recurrence of the keloid. Compression therapy and/or steroid injections can help minimize the keloid. If the keloid is large I generally advise removing it and starting fresh. Good luck ...Read more
Keloids.: Two options here. One would be steroid injections into the keloids, hoping they shrink over the long term. This is not always effective. Second, they can be cut out, but the problem would be that the healing from the resection of a keloid can, of course, produce another keloid. Discuss with Dermatologist, but may be wise to just leave them be. ...Read more
The keloid scar can be treated in several ways. Of course the risk of developing another keloid scar is always present.
The physician can inject steroid into the belly of the scar shrinking it of the scar can be surgically removes and the skin cosmetically closed, This may create another keloid but hopefully not. ...Read more
Keloid treatments: There are a number of ways to attempt to treat keloids. These include compression, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injection, direct excision, and radiation therapy. Often when a single modality is not effective a combination of therapies can be used, such as surgical excision with steroid injection and post-operative compression. ...Read more
The only injection that has been somewhat helpful for keloid scars is a steroid, which is only available by prescription.
Remember, the doctor who treats him/herself has an idiot for a patient!
see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. ...Read more
Irritation: If you have irritation over the counter cortisone may help. ...Read more
Can be difficult: True keloids overlap the original injury (piercing) and grow much larger over time. Surgery alone often results in a larger keloid, especially in people with a strong tendency to make them (they have many other keloids). If this is your only one, your surgeon can try excising it followed by radiation therapy to the area for a few treatments. In people with a mild tendency this can work nicely. ...Read more
Really none.: 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. ...Read more
Tattoo will keloid: If you are contemplating a tattoo and you form keloids then you may end up with the tattoo forming a keloid. Ask the tattoo artist if he/she has worked with this before. A small test area and wait to see for 6-12 months. It may be a better way to not do this at all and decorate with jewelry. If it is a hypertrophic scar formation that is different. ...Read more
I am going to disney world and I have a keloid scar in my Achilles tendon. Are there ways to cure this?
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. Your scarring may be a hypertrophic scar instead of a keloid because it is in a location of motion. See your doctor for options. ...Read more
KeloidScar treatment: There are no creams that will eliminate a keloid scar. Corticosteroid injections may soften the scar, decrease scar size, and/or improve symptoms associated with the scar; but the scar will still be present. Scar excision will remove the keloid. The resulting scar should be followed closely during healing and maturation to ensure the best result and minimize the risk for recurrence. ...Read more
May not be a keloid: Keloid scars are very rare on the nose - they are much more common on the ear or neck. You should consult with a facial plastic surgeon. If it is a keloid, cortisone injections might help. Older keloid scars may need intial surgery followed by injections to keep it from re-growing. Ask a surgeon for advice. ...Read more
Keloid: Should not unless you cut it again ...Read more
Which product is the most effective for keloid scar on the face of my 3 year old daughter. Thank You?
See a dermatologist: A skin specialist will help you. You will not help her by any other means. ...Read more
I was cut with a razor blade on my arm when I was little it didn't get stitches and it ended up like a keloid scar how do I fade it permanently?
Derm or PS: See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for options. ...Read more
Extreme caution....: This is a tricky area to do steroid injections. Maybe try some topical verapamil cream first to try and reduce the keloid. It couldn't hurt to try topical first. ...Read more