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How to hide keloid scars?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Almost impossible

Because they are wide raised and dark, they are almost impossible to conceal unless completely covered with a garment or hair.

In brief: Almost impossible

Because they are wide raised and dark, they are almost impossible to conceal unless completely covered with a garment or hair.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Devin Cunning
Hypertrophic scars generally grow within the confines of the original incision. Keloids grow well outside the original incision. Steroid injections within the keloid over a number of months often helps. Repeat excision may also improve the appearance, but one risks repeat keloid formation. Gentle massage of wounds beginning a few weeks after closure to better align collagen deposition may help
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Keloid

Keloids are raised reddish scars and they are difficult to hide.
You can have them treated by a board certified doctor with expertise in treating keloids.

In brief: Keloid

Keloids are raised reddish scars and they are difficult to hide.
You can have them treated by a board certified doctor with expertise in treating keloids.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Keloids.

Two options here.
One would be steroid injections into the keloids, hoping they shrink over the long term. This is not always effective. Second, they can be cut out, but the problem would be that the healing from the resection of a keloid can, of course, produce another keloid. Discuss with Dermatologist, but may be wise to just leave them be.

In brief: Keloids.

Two options here.
One would be steroid injections into the keloids, hoping they shrink over the long term. This is not always effective. Second, they can be cut out, but the problem would be that the healing from the resection of a keloid can, of course, produce another keloid. Discuss with Dermatologist, but may be wise to just leave them be.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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