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Best treatment for keloids?

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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. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

There are many different ways to treat keloids.
The best treatment depends on you, your keloid, how big it is and where it is located. Seek a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for an educated opinion.

In brief: Depends

There are many different ways to treat keloids.
The best treatment depends on you, your keloid, how big it is and where it is located. Seek a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for an educated opinion.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Dr. Joseph Mele
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