Keloids & hypertrophic scars are ugly elevated scars formed after injury or surgery. Intralesional injections, cryotherapy & lasers are used for correcting this disabling condition.This has to be treated at the earliest for better outcome.
A keloid scar is a raised scar that forms as a result of injury or wound or trauma on the skin or where the skin has healed after a wound. In some cases, this type of scar may occur after piercing.
A keloid is an overgrowth of fibrous tissue, called fibroblasts that produce an excessive amount of Trusted Source collagen which in turn results in the development of a keloid scar.
Usually, these scars develop 3 –12 months after the injury. They can be pink, red, purple, or brown and mostly become darker over time. The texture of these scars can differ such as soft and doughy or hard and rubbery. The appearance of the keloids depends on the location of their formation, as well as the skin tone of the individual.
Following are the symptoms that a person with a keloid scar may experience:
There are various options available for the Keloid scar removal process, but it is always best to consult an experienced dermatologist to get the best treatment to remove this raised scar.
● Corticosteroid injection
● Freezing the scar (CRYOTHERAPY): This type of treatment option is called cryotherapy which can be used to reduce the size and the hardness of the keloid scar.
● Gels and sheets: Applying a gel or wearing silicone sheets over the scar can help to flatten the keloid scar.
● Laser Treatment
● Surgical Removal
● Pressure treatment.
Among all injections, steroid injections that are used for keloids removal treatment can be painful, especially if the scar is hard and rubbery. Usually, local anaesthesia is used to comfort the patient’s discomfort, or sometimes a topical numbing medication is used along with the local anaesthesia if the patient is more sensitive to injections.
At Dr. Madhu's Skin and Hair Clinic, our doctor is well experienced in managing keloids & hypertrophic scar where you can remove the scar without any troubles and ills. So, what you’re waiting for, call us and fix up an appointment today.