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Need doctor's help! will keloid be cured?

Need doctor's help! will keloid be cured?

Keloid Treatment: Keloids are "overhealing" outside of the area of actual trauma. They can be helped by injections of an anti-metabolite, 5 flourouracil, done every few weeks in the office to help soften and shrink them sometimes they have to be irradiated or excised. Nd-yag laser tx's and topical silicone can help take the redness out. Laser kills hair follicles, that may be a source of inflammation ; growth. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Keloids (Definition)

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


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What s the treatment for keloid doctor?

What s the treatment for keloid doctor?

Stepwise approach: Avoidance of injury, pressure, massage, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injections, 5fu injections, surgery and/or radiation therapy are used in the management of keloids (roughly in that lprogression). Laser therapy is controversial. ...Read more

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What is Keloid?

What is Keloid?

Keloid: A keloid is a thickened scar, what we term a "hypertrophic" scar, to which some people are prone when they get cut. ...Read more

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Are keloids hereditary?

Are keloids hereditary?

Not really: Folks of African descent tend to form keloids more readily than other folks, but it's famously unpredictable. Why one individual gets them and another doesn't, and why one injury forms keloids and the next doesn't are minor mysteries of medicine. ...Read more

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Can you remove a keloid?

Can you remove a keloid?

Yes: Surgical removal of a keloid is associated with a very high recurrence rate. However, when you combine surgery with other treatments, success rates are higher. Sometimes, you can combine excision with steroid injections or external beam radiation and have much higher rates of success. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is being keloid prone hereditary?

Is being keloid prone hereditary?

Yes: Yes, aggressive scar formation is genetic...Although not absolute, the risk is increased. ...Read more

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How can I make my keloid go away?

How can I make my keloid go away?

See a dermatologist: Two options: 1. Steroid injections slow down the scar tissue formation. 2. Surgical rejection, creating a new wound to heal. See a dermatologist to get rid of keloid safely. ...Read more

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