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What You Need to Know about Keloid Removal

When trauma to our skin occurs – even via surgical incision, piercings, burns, chickenpox, or acne – our body will try to cover and protect the damaged area with thicker tissue. Occasionally, extra scar tissue will form and will take the shape of smooth, solid growths called keloids. Often, these scars can be bigger than the area of the original injury.

Keloids often form slowly over the course of weeks, months, or even years. Once a keloid forms, it is permanent until removed or treated successfully. It is common for keloids that have been removed to return.

 

The Ideal Candidate Just about anyone can be a candidate for keloid removal. The type of treatment, however, is dependent on a number of factors. This will be discussed in depth in a consultation with Dr. Sleightholm.
Target Areas Keloids can form anywhere on the body, so the target area is anywhere the keloid may reside.
Average Cost This procedure starts at $500.
The Ideal Candidate
Just about anyone can be a candidate for keloid removal. The type of treatment, however, is dependent on a number of factors. This will be discussed in depth in a consultation with Dr. Sleightholm.
Target Areas
Keloids can form anywhere on the body, so the target area is anywhere the keloid may reside.
Average Cost
This procedure starts at $500.

 

The Treatment Process 

There are 4 main processes for treating keloids:

  • Corticosteroid shots. The medicine in these shots helps shrink the scar.
  • Wearing silicone sheets or gel over the scar. This can help flatten the keloid.
  • Surgical removal.
  • A combination of surgical removal and radiation therapy.

A consultation with our doctor will help determine the appropriate treatment which will safely deliver optimal results for the patient. We have seen excellent results with these therapies, all of which cause minimal pain for the patient.
 

Before & After

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