Keloids are formed when an injury or acne heals with an uneven bumpy scar which can often grow bigger than the injury itself. In the past Keloids have been a treatment challenge. However with newer tools and a bespoke combination approach we are now able to treat Keloids faster and better with significant visible results.
Q: What options do people have for treating / removing keloid scars?
A: Keloids are best treated with a multi pronged combination approach that target various aspects causing growth and spread of the keloid. Prevention of injury and keeping skin hydrated are critical.
Q: How do the treatments work?
A: A keloid is formed from the over growth of scar tissue beyond the natural margins of the injury. Treatment for keloids targets the disorderly wound healing process and tries to limit this overgrowth.
Q: What have you found to be most effective/ non effective?
A: I use a synergistic combination protocol incorporating intralesional steroid injections, silicone gel, compression and hydration, with energy based resurfacing - with good results.
Q: Are there risks involved with their removal?
A: Intervention in keloids always poses the risk of triggering growth and worsening of keloids. Each treatment further poses risks, such as risk of skin atrophy with over injection of steroids at the base. However, new tools & protocols make treatment of keloids more promising. If you've questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with our team at 09910912141.
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