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Keloid Scars. What are they and how to treat them

Keloids are a type of raised scar. They occur where the skin has healed after an injury. They can grow to be much larger than the original injury that caused the scar.

When skin is injured, fibrous tissue called scar tissue forms over the wound to repair and protect the injury. In some cases, extra scar tissue grows, forming smooth, hard growths called keloids.

Keloids can be much larger than the original wound. They’re most commonly found on the chest, shoulders, earlobes, and cheeks. However, keloids can affect any part of the body.

Although keloids aren’t harmful to your health, they may create cosmetic concerns.

Keloid causes:

Most types of skin injury can contribute to keloid scarring.

These include:

· acne scars

· burns

· chickenpox scars

· ear piercing

· scratches

· surgical incision sites

· vaccination sites

The solution:

Injections of corticosteroids, surgical removal and laser treatments are today’s options. While surgery is only recommended for those oversized, it is important to note that nearly 100% of keloids return even after surgery. A less invasive way to treat them is with laser.

Lasers have been used in the treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids for more than 20 years. Different laser systems have been examined; among them pulsed dye lasers are currently considered the laser of choice in these settings. This can reduce the height and fade the color of a keloid. It’s often used along with another treatment like a series of corticosteroid injections or pressure.

What is the outcome after treatment for a keloid?

Treatment can reduce the size of keloid. It can reduce symptoms like pain and itch. Sometimes, treatment gets rid of a keloid.

Specialists in removing keloids from any part of your body. We have the most advanced keloid treatment technology. We will help you achieve your optimum look and comfort. Book your free consultation with us.

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