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What Type Of Surgery Removes Keloids
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
How can u avoid keloid scars? What can u put on the incisions to help. This is for facial surgery.
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
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