7 doctors weighed in:
Is there a way to get rid of keloid scars?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
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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Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Dr. Press is absolutely correct.
Treatment usually involves several different interventions. Most commonly the keloid is injected with steroid and/ or 5-fu. In some cases, the keloid can be removed surgically and delicately repaired along with the injectable treatments. Compression dressings also helpful. I usually reserve radiation for very severe keloids since there are side effects to radiation.

In brief: Yes
Dr. Press is absolutely correct.
Treatment usually involves several different interventions. Most commonly the keloid is injected with steroid and/ or 5-fu. In some cases, the keloid can be removed surgically and delicately repaired along with the injectable treatments. Compression dressings also helpful. I usually reserve radiation for very severe keloids since there are side effects to radiation.
Dr. Stephen Weber
Dr. Stephen Weber
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Improve, yes...
But get rid of, no (this applies to all scars.
) true keloids can be very difficult to deal with. They are more common in people with darkly pigmented skin and are characterized by scarring that exceeds the boundaries of the original wound. Numerous options exist including pressure, steroid injection, low dose radiation, and others. See a plastic surgeon for an evaluation.

In brief: Improve, yes...
But get rid of, no (this applies to all scars.
) true keloids can be very difficult to deal with. They are more common in people with darkly pigmented skin and are characterized by scarring that exceeds the boundaries of the original wound. Numerous options exist including pressure, steroid injection, low dose radiation, and others. See a plastic surgeon for an evaluation.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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In brief: Silicone gel
Silicone gel , such as Kelo Cote and laser treatments can help.
See a plastic surgeon.

In brief: Silicone gel
Silicone gel , such as Kelo Cote and laser treatments can help.
See a plastic surgeon.
Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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