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What are the chances of a keloid coming back after removal?

What are the chances of a keloid coming back after removal?

Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read more

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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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What happens if a person had keloids in past is it possible they will come back again?

What happens if a person had keloids in past is it possible they will come back again?

Keloids: Most keloids do not come back after they regress. whoever, occasionally, a keloid will regain momentum if there is additional injury to the scar. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Have a keloid scar from vulva biopsy- how hard is this to remove? Can a plastic surgeon remove this from my vulva? Will it come back?

Have a keloid scar from vulva biopsy- how hard is this to remove? Can a plastic surgeon remove this from my vulva? Will it come back?

See below: There are many treatments for keloids, even in the vulvar area. The problem with removing a keloid surgically is that they often recur as you have replaced a scar with a new scar steroid injection into the keloid may have better success and be less painful and can produce significant improvement in comfort or appearance. See a gyn or plastic surgeon with interest in the vulva for a second opin. ...Read more

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What treatment for keloids has a least chance of regrowth?Concerned with getting it as small as possible with a low chance of growing back not removal

What treatment for keloids has a least chance of regrowth?Concerned with getting it as small as possible with a low chance of growing back not removal

Many options: Excision is best way to remove a keloid but re growth is possible. Attempts to use pressure (compression), steroids, and radiation have all been used with variable success. ...Read more

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My high grade dysphasia keeps coming back even after a leep, and small removals. I have left it un-treated now for 3 years to have kids. What is the chances this could turn to cancer?

My high grade dysphasia keeps coming back even after a leep, and small removals. I have left it un-treated now for 3 years to have kids. What is the chances this could turn to cancer?

Review: Review with your treating doctor and get the advice you need. There is always risk. If you are now in a position to have more surgery, that may be the right decision for you. All the best. ...Read more

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Laser permanently removes the hair? Or is there any chance of reoccurrence? And laser hair removal for people with keloid tendency is safe or not?

Laser permanently removes the hair? Or is there any chance of reoccurrence? And laser hair removal for people with keloid tendency is safe or not?

See below: When properly spaced treatments are used with an effective laser, the hair growth should be slowed considerably or completely arrested. Not all lasers can be safely used in patients of all skin types. ...Read more

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I have a flat pink scar on my face from mole removal, how to i reduce redness and as I am prone to keloids is there any chance it could develop to one?

I have a flat pink scar on my face from mole removal, how to i reduce redness and as I am prone to keloids is there any chance it could develop to one?

Neocutis Peche.: I use a product from neocutis called peche as a redness reducer in scarred areas. It is also important to avoid sun exposure to scarred areas especially in the early stages. Given your tendency to keloid i would recommend this as a first step and avoid more traumatic treatments. ...Read more

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Does fertility come back quickly after the removal of nexplanon?

Does fertility come back quickly after the removal of nexplanon?

Yes: As early as 7-14 days as per the package insert. Therefore, once removed, contraception must be used right away if pregnancy is not desired. ...Read more