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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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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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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?

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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What are the symptoms of keloids?

Keloids: Keloids can be considered to be "scars that don't know when to stop." a keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin. It usually has a smooth top and a pink or purple color. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not subside over time. ...Read more

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I have a keloid. What should I do?

I have a keloid. What should I do?

Options include: Depending on the location, size, time duration etc...Options include steroid injection, silicone gel application, rexcision of scar and proper closure with steriod injection and finally radiation to scar. ...Read more

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Could ice do anything to keloids?

No: Since keloids represent the deposit of an abnormal amount of scar tissue in a would one requires an agent to minimize scar formation which is usually the use of steroid injections such as kenalog (triamcinolone). ...Read more

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Can I do massages if I have keloids?

Can I do massages if I have keloids?

Keloids: Keloid occurs due to an aberration in normal wound healing. Typically occurs following surgical or traumatic wounds. In general, massage should not cause formation of keloids. ...Read more

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Massage the keloid or leave it alone?

Massage the keloid or leave it alone?

Scar Massage: Massage can never hurt a keloid, but may not do much either. However, massage can help an hypertrophic scar. The difference between a keloid and a hypertrophic scar is that a keloid is a tumor of collagen which is much larger than the original injury site. A hypertrophic scar is a thickened scar along an incision line. See a derm or facial plastic surgeon for the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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How do I safely remove a small keloid?

How do I safely remove a small keloid?

Laser or Injection: Certain lasers can help keloids, as can injections of cortisone. So see you dermatologist or plastic surgeon as they can help with these treatments, or you can try over the counter silicone strips. ...Read more

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What is a keloid and how is it treated?

Keloids: Steroid injections, surgery or radiation, depending on the size of the keloid. ...Read more

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Which products really work for keloids?

Which products really work for keloids?

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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Can my keloid be removed non-surgically?

Can my keloid be removed non-surgically?

No: No it can't, but with scar treatment such as topical silicone products or steroid injections it can be greatly improved in appearance. ...Read more

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How long does it take to remove a keloid?

How long does it take to remove a keloid?

Varies: It is difficult to remove a keloid surgically because it can grow back, or grow back larger than before. Keloids can be reduced in size by freezing, injections or lasr. In some keloids a combination of treatments are used with or without pressure to flatten the keloid and decrease the pain. ...Read more

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