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How long does it take to remove a keloid?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Varies

It is difficult to remove a keloid surgically because it can grow back , or grow back larger than before.
Keloids can be reduced in size by freezing , injections or lasr. In some keloids a combination of treatments are used with or without pressure to flatten the keloid and decrease the pain.

In brief: Varies

It is difficult to remove a keloid surgically because it can grow back , or grow back larger than before.
Keloids can be reduced in size by freezing , injections or lasr. In some keloids a combination of treatments are used with or without pressure to flatten the keloid and decrease the pain.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: It depends

Surgical excision is the fastest method.
Multiple steroid injections take months.Your doctor needs to individualize your options.

In brief: It depends

Surgical excision is the fastest method.
Multiple steroid injections take months.Your doctor needs to individualize your options.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Size?locale?reconst?

The healing will depend on the size, location and need for reconstruction.
. However most healing occurs within 6 weeks. There is a high risk of recurrence and prophylactic measures such as pressure, silicone and steroid or 5fu injections may be prescribed for upmtomteo years after surgery.

In brief: Size?locale?reconst?

The healing will depend on the size, location and need for reconstruction.
. However most healing occurs within 6 weeks. There is a high risk of recurrence and prophylactic measures such as pressure, silicone and steroid or 5fu injections may be prescribed for upmtomteo years after surgery.
Dr. Otto Placik
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