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My mother needs helping with her keloids that have grown fairly big. What can be done to remove them?
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Dr. Paul Harper
Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Integra
I use removal of the keloid followed by use of integra with a vac dressing.
This is followed by a skin graft. Works ok but not 100%.

In brief: Integra
I use removal of the keloid followed by use of integra with a vac dressing.
This is followed by a skin graft. Works ok but not 100%.
Dr. Paul Harper
Dr. Paul Harper
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Several options
There are a number of treatments for keloids.
We have had good luck with surgical removal of the entire keloid (for example, on the earlobe) and then a series of injections of steroid directly into the scar from the excision beginning 3 weeks postop and continuing every three weeks for a total of 3-4 injections. Other treatments include pressure and low dose radiation.

In brief: Several options
There are a number of treatments for keloids.
We have had good luck with surgical removal of the entire keloid (for example, on the earlobe) and then a series of injections of steroid directly into the scar from the excision beginning 3 weeks postop and continuing every three weeks for a total of 3-4 injections. Other treatments include pressure and low dose radiation.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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