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What is the best way to treat and prevent keloids?

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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Keloids

The best way to prevent keloids is never have an injury.
Keloids are abnormal scars that continue to grow outside the area of injury. They tend to continue to grow, long after the injury is healed. Many treatments are available, and the correct one depends on your situation. Massage, pressure, steroid injections, scar revision and radiation are a few of the most common treatments.

In brief: Keloids

The best way to prevent keloids is never have an injury.
Keloids are abnormal scars that continue to grow outside the area of injury. They tend to continue to grow, long after the injury is healed. Many treatments are available, and the correct one depends on your situation. Massage, pressure, steroid injections, scar revision and radiation are a few of the most common treatments.
Dr. Joseph Mele
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Dr. Ralph Rosato
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Complex question

Keloids and hypertrophic scars can be very uncomfortable and leave unsightly scars.
There are many techniques to decrease the chance of keloid scarring but there is no fool proof way to avoid it. The type of suture used, steriods, pressure after surgery and even radiation therapy have been tried to lessen keloid.

In brief: Complex question

Keloids and hypertrophic scars can be very uncomfortable and leave unsightly scars.
There are many techniques to decrease the chance of keloid scarring but there is no fool proof way to avoid it. The type of suture used, steriods, pressure after surgery and even radiation therapy have been tried to lessen keloid.
Dr. Ralph Rosato
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