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Best treatment for keloid type of scar. I had a surgery to remove my left damaged submandibular gland about 3 weeks ago.?

Best treatment for keloid type of scar. I had a surgery to remove my left damaged submandibular gland about 3 weeks ago.?

Not keloid: If your surgery was only 3 weeks ago, then you probably do not have a keloid. Scars are thickest by 6 weeks and will not soften until after that point. That is why we encourage people not to do scar revisions for a while. Use massage and soften the scar, protect from sun and it will probably look much better in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Keloids (Definition)

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


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Is there a method to remove a keloid other than surgery?

Is there a method to remove a keloid other than surgery?

No: You amy be able to shrink them with injections, but surgery is the only way to remove a keloid, and there is a significant recurrence rate. ...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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Hi. My mother is aged around 50 years. She has a keloid on face. She has undergone all types of treatments but all in vain (cryo surgery, surgery, steroid?

Hi. My mother is aged around 50 years. She has a keloid on face. She has undergone all types of treatments but all in vain (cryo surgery, surgery, steroid?

Keloid: Difficult. Keloids come about due to what is most frequently a genetically-based exaggerated scar tissue response to injury. Has she consulted with a plastic surgeon? A plastic surgeon may be the person to best advise what might be done to improve the appearance. ...Read more

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I have a scar on my ear from a surgery to remove a keloid, it is soft but growing. It also has some red and pick coloring. Should it be examined?

I have a scar on my ear from a surgery to remove a keloid, it is soft but growing. It also has some red and pick coloring. Should it be examined?

Keloid: After surgery a keloid can re-occur. I suggest an evaluation to see if kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are needed to decrease the possibility of it starting all over again. Also you need to make sure that there is nothing else going on like an infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How effective is it to get surgery for keloids?

How effective is it to get surgery 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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Hello docs, is a keloid removable without surgery?

Hello docs, is a keloid removable without surgery?

Not Completely: Keloids are excessive scar formation which grows 'outside' the margins of a wound. These are usually problems with scar shutdown information in the body. Treatment usually requires use of injection therapy of steroid-type drugs or use of stem/stromal cell-platelet concentrate injection to improve healing at site. Surgery option exists, but with high incidence of recurrence. ...Read more

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Is keloid surgery effective?

Is keloid surgery effective?

Surgery alone: More often then no results in recurring keloid. Post operative raditherapy starting same day as surgery has high success rate. ...Read more

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How much would it be to have keloid surgery romoval with insurance?

How much would it be to have keloid surgery romoval with insurance?

Keloid surgery: Scar revisions can be done and costs may be least with residency programs. See if your location has any training programs and schedule an appointment at their clinics. In my community, I supervise the family practice doctors in their "lumps and bumps' clinic and would consider scar revisions there. ...Read more

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Would having keloids prevent me from undergoing lasik surgery?

Would having keloids prevent me from undergoing lasik surgery?

Keloids and eyes: No--keloids form because of hyperactive cells called fibroblasts in the skin. Keloids do not form in the eyeball itself which is where the Lasix (furosemide) is performed. The skin of the eyelids is not affected by Lasix (furosemide) surgery. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of keloids without surgery?

Combination therapy: Studies have generally shown that surgery alone doesn't work well. Keloids tend to come back. Combining treatments with surgery often show much better results. Depending on the location, we tend to use radiation treatments after surgical resection or injection of steroids after resection. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a keloid without surgery?

How can you get rid of a keloid without surgery?

Many treatments....: There are many treatments for keloids: surgical removal, usually accompanied by steroid injection postoperatively, low dose radiation, and pressure (usually for earlobe keloids in combination with surgery.) we have had good luck with surgery and steroid injections and that is generally my recommended treatment. See a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the option in your case. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after keloid surgery removal?

How long is the recovery period after keloid surgery removal?

Keloid: Really depends on where the surgery was performed. Keloids develop on the chest and shoulders so it it not uncommon after for them to need weeks to heal properly depending and the size and depth. ...Read more

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I have had Keloid just below the neck since I was 11 yrs old. Doctors have tried removing by surgery twice but its still present and grown slightly.

No simple answer: Keloids differ accirding to age, site, patient conditions, and no one modality of treatment can be applied to every patient, a plastic or an experienced cosmetic surgeon might help, and treatment might not be surgical ...Read more

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Are steroid shots better than laser surgery for keloids?

Not Sure.: Both are acceptable treatments for Keloids. Both treatments have their advocates. Keloids are difficult to treat and what works for one may not work for another. It is an issue that should be discussed with a plastic surgeon. I have seen excellent result with both and I have seen treatment failures with both. Decision to treat should be carefully weighed. Treatment can make some worse. ...Read more

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What are the odds of keloid after surgery by a plastic surgeon?

Patient dependent: The likelihood of developing a keloid is dependent more on patient-specific factors than the technical superiority of a given surgeon. In general a personal history of prior keloids, dark skin tone, ethnicity and younger age will increase the chances of a keloid developing. That being said, if you are at risk, a plastic surgeon will certainly be able to do things to minimize that chance. ...Read more

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How much would it cost me if I were to get a keloid surgery behind my ear?

How much would it cost me if I were to get a keloid surgery behind my ear?

See the doctor first: You need to find a good plastic surgeon who has experience in treating keloids.Myself as a practising plastic surgeon will never remove keloid on 1st session. Iusually treat them with injection of locally acting steroid (triamcinolone acetonide).Many times keloid shrinks and may not need surgery. But, you needseveral sessions of injection. So, go and see a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can u avoid keloid scars? What can u put on the incisions to help. This is for facial surgery.

How can u avoid keloid scars? What can u put on the incisions to help. This is for facial surgery.

Discuss w surgeon: You need to discuss w your surgeon. Depending on whether you are prone to keloid vs hypertrophic scars your doctor can recommend different treatments. ...Read more

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Could keloid form around the eyes through surgery or laser resurfacing?

Usually not: Keloid formation is the production of excessive fibrous deposits in a surgical scar. This is seen to occur especially in certain areas such as over the sternum between the breasts and in individuals with a genetic tendency since keloids are the first step in the development of fibrous tumors leading to bibromatosis and then on. Certain people have developed keloids from mosquito bites. ...Read more