Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Type Of Surgery Removes Keloids

Share
1

1
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

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Barry Press
338 doctors shared insights

Keloids (Definition)

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


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
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

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
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

5

5
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

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
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

10

10
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

See 2 more doctor answers