Keloids Treatments

Keloids are raised, thickened, and often itchy scar tissue that forms at the site of a skin injury. These scars are caused by an overgrowth of collagen during the healing process and can extend beyond the boundaries of the original wound. Keloids can be unsightly and may cause discomfort or self-consciousness. Effective keloids treatments aim to reduce the size and appearance of the scars, alleviate symptoms, and prevent further growth. In this guide, we will explore keloids treatments, their types, benefits, considerations, and how they can help you manage and improve the appearance of keloid scars.

1. Topical Treatments:

a. Silicone Gel Sheets: Understand how silicone gel sheets can flatten and soften keloid scars when applied regularly.
b. Corticosteroid Creams: Learn about corticosteroid creams that can help reduce inflammation and shrink keloids.

2. Intralesional Steroid Injections:

a. Procedure Overview: Explore how corticosteroid injections are directly administered into the keloid to reduce its size.
b. Treatment Frequency: Understand the typical frequency of intralesional steroid injections for keloids.

3. Cryotherapy:

a. Freezing the Keloids: Learn about cryotherapy, where liquid nitrogen is used to freeze and shrink keloid tissue.

4. Laser Therapy:

a. Laser Treatment Overview: Understand how laser therapy can help improve the appearance of keloids by breaking down excess collagen.
b. Types of Lasers: Explore the different types of lasers used for keloid treatment.

5. Surgical Excision:

a. Surgical Removal: Learn about surgical excision, where the keloid is surgically removed.
b. Combined with Other Treatments: Understand how surgical excision may be combined with other treatments for improved results.

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