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What are the chances of a keloid coming back after removal?
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Dr. John Walker
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. John Walker
Dr. John Walker
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Dr. Leonard Grossman
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Removal
Removal of keloid does not guaranty it will not come back.
Proper treatment of kenalog (triamcinolone) injections and or radiation can help reduce recurrence to a near 0%. Good luck from nyc.

In brief: Removal
Removal of keloid does not guaranty it will not come back.
Proper treatment of kenalog (triamcinolone) injections and or radiation can help reduce recurrence to a near 0%. Good luck from nyc.
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Dr. Leonard Grossman
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
In brief: 50 per cent
There is a 50 per cent recurrence rate.
Pressure and monthly cortisone shots will decrease the recurrence rate to close to 0 as possilble.

In brief: 50 per cent
There is a 50 per cent recurrence rate.
Pressure and monthly cortisone shots will decrease the recurrence rate to close to 0 as possilble.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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