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I have two very small keloids. They came from getting my ears pierced at age 12. Now 21 what are the chances of me getting a keloid after a nipple piercing? And how can I prevent one form forming?

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Dr. Gena Kluwe
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably nothing

If you have a history of keloid formation, hour chances of grooming another hypertrophic scar ( keloid) are very high.
I would not recommend elective piercings.

In brief: Probably nothing

If you have a history of keloid formation, hour chances of grooming another hypertrophic scar ( keloid) are very high.
I would not recommend elective piercings.
Dr. Gena Kluwe
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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Keloids

Hello, since you developed keloids in the past, you have the same risk with any surgical procedure.
There unfortunately is no guaranteed treatment for prevention except avoidance of any surgical or invasive procedure. Like a piercing. Steroid injections may help but not always. Good luck.

In brief: Keloids

Hello, since you developed keloids in the past, you have the same risk with any surgical procedure.
There unfortunately is no guaranteed treatment for prevention except avoidance of any surgical or invasive procedure. Like a piercing. Steroid injections may help but not always. Good luck.
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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