Keloid (Scars)

West Dermatology

Learn more about Keloid (Scars) and how West Dermatology can help.
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About Keloid (Scars)

What is It?

A keloid scar is a thick raised scar. It can occur after a skin injury, bug bite, surgery or from other forms of trauma to your skin. It is known to form on earlobes, shoulders, cheeks or the chest. If prone to developing keloid scars, know that you can get them in more than one place. The good news is that these are treatable, and your provider will be able to help you come up with a treatment plan.



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About Keloid (Scars)

What Causes It?

Keloids are a type of scaring that happens when your skin experiences some sort of trauma and begins to heal.
The collagen which is a protein found throughout the body and useful to wound healing, can produce too much and keloids can form. This might be triggered by any sort of skin injury, an insect bite, acne, an injection, body piercing, burns, and even minor scratches and bumps.


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About Keloid (Scars)

Common Treatments

Keloid scars are scar tissue and can be treated many ways, trust one of our highly trained providers to evaluate and suggest the best remedy to treat your keloid scar. Some approaches for successful flattening or removal of keloids can be laser, surgical or freezing.

For keloids that are just showing up, you can try compression dressings that is stretchy fabric or similar materials. This method is also used after surgery to remove keloids, the goal is to reduce or prevent a scar by putting pressure on the wound as it heals. For smaller keloids, treatment with cortisone or other steroids can be used. Another way to reduce or remove them is by freezing with liquid nitrogen, repeat treatments might be needed. Laser treatments can be useful in easing itchiness and can help keloids to fade. If your keloid hasn't responded to other therapies, your provider might recommend removing it with surgery in combination with other methods. Keloids can grow back, or you may develop new ones.

Ask what solution is best for you and always check with your provider before treating on your own. We want your skin to look its best, which is why Healthy Skin is Our Passion.

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Our Approach & Expertise

We realize the impact that keloid scars can have on both appearance and self-esteem. As your neighborhood skin experts, we’re here with answers to all your questions about this condition. What sets us apart from others is our focus on you as a person. Our warm, compassionate practitioners are ready to address your concerns and be an essential part of your support. Together with you, we find the best solution to address your concerns.
 
Contact us to know more about keloid scarring and how we can help manage this condition to improve your confidence in your appearance, and you can see why Healthy skin is our passion.


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