10 doctors weighed in:
Is there a way to get rid of a keloid scar?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Keloid treatments
There are a number of ways to attempt to treat keloids.
These include compression, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injection, direct excision, and radiation therapy. Often when a single modality is not effective a combination of therapies can be used, such as surgical excision with steroid injection and post-operative compression.

In brief: Keloid treatments
There are a number of ways to attempt to treat keloids.
These include compression, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injection, direct excision, and radiation therapy. Often when a single modality is not effective a combination of therapies can be used, such as surgical excision with steroid injection and post-operative compression.
Dr. Renee Burke
Dr. Renee Burke
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Keloids are complex
Keloids are complex and difficult to predict and excision could make them worse.
Treatment may vary from pressure, massage, silicone, injection, radiation, and last surgery.

In brief: Keloids are complex
Keloids are complex and difficult to predict and excision could make them worse.
Treatment may vary from pressure, massage, silicone, injection, radiation, and last surgery.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Best way is Surgey +
Low dose radiation.

In brief: Best way is Surgey +
Low dose radiation.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Not in my experience
Occasional successes are reported, but the vast majority of all true keloids get worse when operated upon, no matter what the additional treatment.
This is an active area of research, and the cure may be right around the corner, but it is not here yet. Remember, hypertrophic scars can be readily treated so be sure you are dealing with a true keloid before avoiding treatment.

In brief: Not in my experience
Occasional successes are reported, but the vast majority of all true keloids get worse when operated upon, no matter what the additional treatment.
This is an active area of research, and the cure may be right around the corner, but it is not here yet. Remember, hypertrophic scars can be readily treated so be sure you are dealing with a true keloid before avoiding treatment.
Dr. Steven Harris
Dr. Steven Harris
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