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How to get rid of a keloid scar?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Keloids

Cortisone injections (intralesional steroids): these are safe and not very painful.
Injections are usually given once per month until the maximum benefit is obtained. Injections are safe (very little steroid gets into the bloodstream) and usually help flatten keloids.

In brief: Keloids

Cortisone injections (intralesional steroids): these are safe and not very painful.
Injections are usually given once per month until the maximum benefit is obtained. Injections are safe (very little steroid gets into the bloodstream) and usually help flatten keloids.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Greg Sexton
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Excise or injection

Injections can make keloids smaller, and excising them may trade them for a normal scar, but there is a 50% recurrence rate.
Radiation treatments can reduce the recurrence rate.

In brief: Excise or injection

Injections can make keloids smaller, and excising them may trade them for a normal scar, but there is a 50% recurrence rate.
Radiation treatments can reduce the recurrence rate.
Dr. Greg Sexton
Dr. Greg Sexton
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