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How can you get rid of a keloid without surgery?

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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Many treatments....

There are many treatments for keloids: surgical removal, usually accompanied by steroid injection postoperatively, low dose radiation, and pressure (usually for earlobe keloids in combination with surgery.
) we have had good luck with surgery and steroid injections and that is generally my recommended treatment. See a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the option in your case.

In brief: Many treatments....

There are many treatments for keloids: surgical removal, usually accompanied by steroid injection postoperatively, low dose radiation, and pressure (usually for earlobe keloids in combination with surgery.
) we have had good luck with surgery and steroid injections and that is generally my recommended treatment. See a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the option in your case.
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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Steroids, external

A keloid is a pseudo tumor of scars in that it grows beyond the scar. A hypertrophic scar is raised and hard but does not extend beyond the scar. Keloids do not respond as well to external pressure with silicone sheets as the latter. Injecting steroids once a month for three times may help.
Surgery on keloids can make them worse. If there are no other options, radiation therapy may soften keloids.

In brief: Steroids, external

A keloid is a pseudo tumor of scars in that it grows beyond the scar. A hypertrophic scar is raised and hard but does not extend beyond the scar. Keloids do not respond as well to external pressure with silicone sheets as the latter. Injecting steroids once a month for three times may help.
Surgery on keloids can make them worse. If there are no other options, radiation therapy may soften keloids.
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
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