How can you minimise the appearance of a keloid scar?

Injections. Keloids can be reduced in thickness with injections of cortisone or other medications such as floururacil.
Keloid Rx. The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential!
Keloid. Keloid scar, if it is thick and enlarging with time may need some injctions(5fu, cortisone, or even mitomycinc) to reduce and to slow its growth. In some cases you may need excision and the use of those drugs at the same time. Good luck.

Related Questions

I have a keloid scar on r foot from recent surgery. What scar care products available will help reduce the appearance of the scar?

Mederma . I s an over the counter product you can try, silicone gel sheeting is another. I am not sure if the latter requires a prescription. Read more...
Steroid shots. Steroid shots to the scar area can help reduce the appearance of the scar. Read more...
Mederma. The most common and readily available scar care product is mederma. Read more...
Maderma. Maderma is good for initial care but if does not clear up may require an injection of cortisone. Read more...

My keloid scar won't go away after 7 injections. What can I do?

Surgery? Some large or complex keloids need considerably more than 7 injections to resolve; but if your keloid is not budging, you might consider consulting a qualified dermatologic or plastic surgeon about the possibility of removing it surgically. Read more...
Scar revision . Excising the scar and performing a scar revision may be a good option for improving the appearance of the scar. Steroid and 5-fluorouracil injections may still need to be administered to achieve the best cosmetic outcome. Read more...

What can happen if you piercing a keloid scar?

More Keloid! I would not do it - could end up with an even bigger keloid! Read more...
It gets bigger/worse. Stimulating more healing is the worst thing to do for keloids, which are caused by over-aggressive healing (genetic) tendencies. That's why surgery is rarely recommended--they just return bigger and worse than ever! Read more...