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Best treatment for a fresh nearly 3 weeks old keloid surgical scar on neck.I have starting yesterday to use the silicon gel called dermatix 15g.?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Excess scar
Unlikely a keloid (defined as a scar that grows outside the edges of the scar) and more likely a hypertrophic scar (excess reaction).
Silicone gel sheeting is used to sooth and quiet the early scar. If symptomatic (like itching, stinging, etc) some will be treated by diluted kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid) injections into the scar itself to attempt to slow or stop the scarring excesses. See your dr to confer.

In brief: Excess scar
Unlikely a keloid (defined as a scar that grows outside the edges of the scar) and more likely a hypertrophic scar (excess reaction).
Silicone gel sheeting is used to sooth and quiet the early scar. If symptomatic (like itching, stinging, etc) some will be treated by diluted kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid) injections into the scar itself to attempt to slow or stop the scarring excesses. See your dr to confer.
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Steroid injection
Early keloid scars can be managed with routine injections of kenalog (triamcinolone) (a steroid anti-inflammatory), silicone sheeting, or silicone gels.
Spf sunscreens and sun precautions should be taken with all scars. Microderm, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision can all be considered in the long term. Hope this helps!

In brief: Steroid injection
Early keloid scars can be managed with routine injections of kenalog (triamcinolone) (a steroid anti-inflammatory), silicone sheeting, or silicone gels.
Spf sunscreens and sun precautions should be taken with all scars. Microderm, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision can all be considered in the long term. Hope this helps!
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: ?
You don't have a keloid- its not possible to have one three wks after surgery.
Your choice is good prophylaxis for keloid. Mederma and related drugs plus massage also good options. If there's a mass you need to see your surgeon adap.

In brief: ?
You don't have a keloid- its not possible to have one three wks after surgery.
Your choice is good prophylaxis for keloid. Mederma and related drugs plus massage also good options. If there's a mass you need to see your surgeon adap.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not likely a keloid
This is not likely a keloid but rather the normal phase of wound healing we call the inflammatory phase where the scar turns red and swells up.
Massage of the scar and the topical silicone you mentioned can help. Protect it from the sun. You may see slow improvement for as long as a year.

In brief: Not likely a keloid
This is not likely a keloid but rather the normal phase of wound healing we call the inflammatory phase where the scar turns red and swells up.
Massage of the scar and the topical silicone you mentioned can help. Protect it from the sun. You may see slow improvement for as long as a year.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Continue
I would continue with the dermatix and consider steroid injections under the guidance of your surgeon.

In brief: Continue
I would continue with the dermatix and consider steroid injections under the guidance of your surgeon.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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