10 doctors weighed in:
Is keloid curable?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Treatment available
Keloid scars can be avoided with silicone sheeting and steroid injections.
Once a keloid has already been established it can be excised and treated with subsequent steroid injections or low-dose radiation. Excision alone usually results in recurrence of the kulik.

In brief: Treatment available
Keloid scars can be avoided with silicone sheeting and steroid injections.
Once a keloid has already been established it can be excised and treated with subsequent steroid injections or low-dose radiation. Excision alone usually results in recurrence of the kulik.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not exactly
By definition, keloids have a high recurrence rate and our goal is usually to control them or make them smaller. They are rarely cured.

In brief: Not exactly
By definition, keloids have a high recurrence rate and our goal is usually to control them or make them smaller. They are rarely cured.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Technically no but
Careful removal with plastic surgical technique and post op low dose radiation usually keeps them controlled.

In brief: Technically no but
Careful removal with plastic surgical technique and post op low dose radiation usually keeps them controlled.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not really
Keloid scars are defined as growth of scar tissue outside of the bounds of the original scar. Most people think an ugly scar is a keloid, but it really has to be a mass growing from the scar. Even still, the best treatment and most success i've had with these is by surgically removing them, injecting steroids at the time of surgery, and radiation therapy immediately after closure.

In brief: Not really
Keloid scars are defined as growth of scar tissue outside of the bounds of the original scar. Most people think an ugly scar is a keloid, but it really has to be a mass growing from the scar. Even still, the best treatment and most success i've had with these is by surgically removing them, injecting steroids at the time of surgery, and radiation therapy immediately after closure.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Keloid therapy
Keloids are abnormal scar formation beyond the area of injury.
As for a "cure", very doubtful since there is a genetic predisposition to their occurrence. Treatment options are pressure, steroid injections, excision, and radiation, or a combination of these. Seek in person evaluations with a boarded plastic surgeon. Hope this has helped.

In brief: Keloid therapy
Keloids are abnormal scar formation beyond the area of injury.
As for a "cure", very doubtful since there is a genetic predisposition to their occurrence. Treatment options are pressure, steroid injections, excision, and radiation, or a combination of these. Seek in person evaluations with a boarded plastic surgeon. Hope this has helped.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Dr. Darryl Blinski
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Dr. Mike Bowman
The tendency for keloids can't be "cured," but individual keloids can usually be treated and hopefully controlled.
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