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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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How do u know when a keloid needs injection?

Keloids: Keloids do not require injection. If your keloid is not aesthetically pleasing, you will need to have it excised. Some physicians inject steroids into the new scar. But no definitive benefit has been shown. Blacks and asians are prone to keloids. Consult a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you do steroid injections for a keloid if the jewellery is still in?

Can you do steroid injections for a keloid if the jewellery is still in?

Not ideal : If I have to inject steroid in to your keloid - i will ask you to remove your jewellery. ...Read more

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How to remove a keloid? I had the steroid injections 2008 to 2017 but can't remove/Despair.

How to remove a keloid?  I had the steroid injections 2008 to 2017 but can't  remove/Despair.

See a dermatologist.: Be prepared to report about how many injections delivered exactly how, name of injected material, dose. ...Read more

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Can steroid injections on new keloids trigger the return of old ones that had flattened naturally years before. If yes, what to do?

Can steroid injections on new keloids trigger the return of old ones that had flattened naturally years before. If yes, what to do?

Not typically: Any new injury may trigger keloid recurrence but steroid injection do not typically do this. ...Read more

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How effective are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections for keloids?

Very: The use of corticosteroids is well establish for the treatment of keloids. Multiple injections may be needed over time. ...Read more

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Does keloid return after steroid injection?

Does keloid return after steroid injection?

It may: Keloid scars are very difficult to treat. If good response from steroid injection, result may be permanent. Unfortunately keloids occasionally recur and require additional treatment. ...Read more

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My keloid scar won't go away after 7 injections. What can I do?

My keloid scar won't go away after 7 injections. What can I do?

Surgery?: Some large or complex keloids need considerably more than 7 injections to resolve; but if your keloid is not budging, you might consider consulting a qualified dermatologic or plastic surgeon about the possibility of removing it surgically. ...Read more

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Can we use triamnicolon injection early after operation to prevent keloid?

Can we use triamnicolon injection early after operation to prevent keloid?

This is often done..: To accompany scar revision, especially after removal of keloid scars. Typically the injections start at about three weeks postoperatively and are repeated every 3-4 weeks for several cycles. ...Read more

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Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective on old keloids? What about cimeosil?

Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective on old keloids? What about cimeosil?

Yep: Scars are living tissue, and they need to be maintained. Kenalog (triamcinolone) can help reduce even mature scars, if it can tip the balance of collagen formation more toward removal and away from building up. Topical silicone sheeting can also work on mature scars. Topical gels have been studied on new scars, but not as much on mature scars. ...Read more

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My ears developed keloids but cuts, injections, burns that i've gotten haven't. Are there any piercings that probably wont develop keloids?

My ears developed keloids but cuts, injections, burns that i've gotten haven't. Are there any piercings that probably wont develop keloids?

Avoid nickel : I have found that jewelry alloys containing nickel are more prone to keloid formation as opposed to pure gold or titanium jewelry. ...Read more

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Can hyaluronidase injections dissolve scar tissue such as keloids?

Can hyaluronidase injections dissolve scar tissue such as keloids?

Hyaluronidase won't: Hyaluronidase won't help scars. It helps dissolve hyaluronic acid which is present between collagen fibers but scars are made up of dense collagen bundles which are not affected by hyaluronidase. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat keloid scars aside from cortisone injections?

Keloids: Keloids can be injected with corticosteriods, but you may ask your physician if they recommend silicone sheets that are being used for scars too. They are placed daily over the scars and left over the area to soften them. Fresh sheets are applied over and over until they flatten down. ...Read more

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Doctor, are there any other way to remove keloid other than using injection or surgery?

Horrible disease: Keloids are terrible tumors which tend to spill out over the edges of the wound. They are usually found in blacks but are also seen in other ethnic people. Removing them can cause them to return and worsen. There are some techniques which may work, but the success rate is low. Surgery and injections are the only 2 methods that I am aware of. Most injections don't work but don't make things worse. ...Read more

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Are cortisone injections for my keloid scars safe because i'm worried that it may stunt my growth.

Are cortisone injections for my keloid scars safe because i'm worried that it may stunt my growth.

Steroid Injxn - Scar: Corticosteroids are injected in very small doses directly in to the scar, where they alter collagen metabolism. There are no systemic effects. Steroid injections work better for hypertrophic scars, and are not as effective for keloid scars. Keloids are usually better treated with surgery. ...Read more

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Recieved overdose of steroid injection into keloid and now there is discoloration on the skin should I be worried ? Will it return to normal ?

Maybe: While the skin color can be distorted after steroid injections, the color might return given time. Frequently, however, the change may be permanent. Only time will tell. There may be treatment options including laser which may be effective. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get steroid injections into my keloid while i'm pregnant?

Probably not: Though the type of steroid that is injected usually doesn't 'travel' there is no guarantee that it won't affect your unborn baby by inhibiting his or her own production of steroid. I would probably wait until you have your baby. ...Read more

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I have a keloid grown 15 years back on the right shoulder from a small operation. I tried steroid injection several times, not worked. What options?

Keloid: I have never seen a keloid that i could not resolve with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections once a month for 4-10 months. What strength was the kenalog (triamcinolone)? Start with 40mg/cc and then gradually decrease the concentration. ...Read more

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Is there any topical cream steroid you will recommend for keloid before the kenalog (triamcinolone) injection?

Check with your Dr: Steroids do have side effects. You need to be under a physicians care to use the more potent steroids. Topical cortisone is avaiable over the counter and can help with itching but it is not strong enough to influence scarring. ...Read more

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How deep is the injection of steroid for a keloid scar from Achilles surgery?

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

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I've three keloids on my ears due to piercing. Should i go for steroid injections? Are they safe ?

I've three keloids on my ears due to piercing. Should i go for steroid injections? Are they safe ?

Safe=yes,effective=?: Steroid injections are typically safe when performed properly to reduce problematic scarring. However, true keloids of the ear after piercing, in my experience, usually require complete excision. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more