What is a Keloid Treatment?
by Silvia Buchour
Keloids are scars that grow
beyond the wound, or what would be referred as its natural boundary. These
keloids are common on the upper body, as well as the earlobes. Body piercing,
surgery, a tattoo, or an injury can cause keloids. Cuts or tears in the skin
which are infected or contaminated can also become keloids once the wound
heals. This also goes the same for deep wounds or cuts on the skin. On the
other hand, there are some people who have keloids without any obvious cause.
Finding the right keloid treatment can be quite
a challenge; you’ll want to not cause any other keloids in the process and
minimize recurrence at the same time. Some keloids are also resistant to
treatment. As of this time, there is no treatment which fully removes keloids;
there will always be a spot or two left. This is why it is important to make
sure that you get the help of an experienced plastic surgeon or doctor to
conduct your keloid treatment and get the help you need. Below are a few keloid
treatment options available:
injections are one of the keloid treatments available. Multiple sessions are
needed for this treatment, depending on how big the keloid is. These injections
cause the keloid to become softer and allows for easier excision. The affected
area is also injected with steroids to prevent reoccurrence after the keloid is
of the Keloid
keloid treatment available is keloid excision. This treatment is recommended
for large keloids, and a follow-up form of treatment (radiation therapy or the
application of a keloid removal cream) is required to avoid reoccurrence. Excision
is not recommended for smaller keloids, as steroids injections usually do the
trick for smaller keloids.
therapy is considered as the most effective keloid treatment so far. This
procedure is usually done after excision so that there will be no reoccurrence.
After the keloid is removed during excision, radiation therapy is conducted. Radiation
therapy is also recommended for keloids which are severe and unresponsive to
other forms of treatment like using a keloid removal cream.
sheeting is yet another keloid treatment available, although this form of
treatment is more of a follow-up form of treatment. Silicone sheeting is
recommended after getting the keloid excised, as this ensures a decrease in
keloid treatment option available is radio-frequency. A lot of doctors
recommend this treatment as it allows them to easily remove the scar tissue
without causing any damage to the surrounding tissues. The use of a keloid
removal cream after this procedure as a maintenance or prevention treatment is
Keloids are not a piece of
cake to remove. It is best to work with an experienced plastic surgeon or a
dermatologist who has extensive experience with treating and removing keloids. Expertise,
the right tools and skills, and experience are of the essence in these keloid
treatments. This is to ensure that the keloid is actually removed, and there
will be no more keloid reoccurrences.