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Prevent Keloid Piercing
No: It is best to avoid repiericing,.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Keloids result from an excessive bodily reaction to a wound. Unlike normal healing which lays down scar tissue(collagen) to close a wound, a keloid forms when the degree & magnitude of this process is excessive. And unlike a hypertrophic scar which is an excessive amount of scar tissue within the confines of the injury, a keloid results when the process extends into the normal surrounding tissue. ...Read more
My ear hasn't completely healed after a piercing its getting red and thick, I removed the earing but im afraid it might become a keloid. How I prevent?
What are my chances of getting a keloid on a septum piercing if I've gotten one before on my ears? How can I prevent this?
Septal piercing: DON'T DO IT. It isn't worth it. It puts you at risk for infections and discomfort. But keloiding in the nose is a low risk. ...Read more
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
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
Avoid alloys: Gold and titanium are well tolerated by most. Steel and plated jewelry tends to have alloys that result in a higher incidence of reactions. ...Read more
Is a keloid curable (1/4 x 1 inch in size)? What is done to prevent a new keloid when the old keloid is cut out?
Tough to prevent: The problem with surgical removal of keloid scars is that they can return in the healing process. Injection of steroids into the keloid or application of teflon sheets (available in the grocery store or pharmacy as "scar strips") can calm down inflammation and flatten them out. You can try this before surgery, or use it afterwards to try to keep the keloid from forming, again. Good luck! ...Read more
Bump on back of piercing hole. Some parts are hard like keloids are while others are soft and filled with fluids. What could it be and what should ido?
Have it examined: Have a physician examine it. Without seeing, it, it is difficult to diagnose whether this is an infection, fluid collection, or scar. ...Read more
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
Keloids: The best way to prevent keloids is never have an injury. Keloids are abnormal scars that continue to grow outside the area of injury. They tend to continue to grow, long after the injury is healed. Many treatments are available, and the correct one depends on your situation. Massage, pressure, steroid injections, scar revision and radiation are a few of the most common treatments. ...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
Keloid treatment: Keloids can be problematic, particularly if enlarging, are painful or itch, or ulcerated and bleed. For small ones silicone sheeting or gels may help decrease redness and height, but there is very little you can do on your own. Treatment typically requires steroid injections, excision with repair, or a combination of both. ...Read more
Keloid: Is it really a keloid? You can have the scar evaluated by a board certified physician who can tell you what the best option for you is. ...Read more
Several: There are a number of treatments for keloids. We have had good luck with surgical removal of the entire keloid (for example, on the earlobe) and then a series of injections of steroid directly into the scar from the excision beginning 3 weeks postop and continuing every three weeks for a total of 3-4 injections. Other treatments include pressure and low dose radiation. ...Read more
Can you pop a keloid? Got it from a cartilage piercing. Heard you can use a rubber band and tie it off.
What to do if i just took my monroe piercing out and a keloid is formed. Does anyone know how to get rid of it?
See a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. There are many options available.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
I want to get my industrial piercing and heard you can get keloids, was wondering if I did get them how to make them go away?
How can I prevent keloid from forming? Is there any medication or treatment that can prevent keloids from forming? This is for a child.
Information: Keloids always occur as a result of inflammation with some type of scab such as with pimples from any cause, or scratches, or surgical wounds. Pressure with or without silicone may help. Sometimes topical seroids can help in older children (late teens), injectable steroids may be of value. There are severl over the counter preparations which also help. The is no 100% preventive measure. ...Read more
Did a second earlobe piercing 3 months ago, not yet completely healed but I see a small amount of flesh poking from the back could this be keloid.
Hypertrophic Scar: After the skin is injured, the healing process usually leaves a flat scar. Sometimes the scar is hypertrophic, or thickened, but confined to the margin of the wound. Keloids, by conhypertric scartrast, may start sometime after the injury and extend beyond the wound site. ...Read more
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