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4 Ways to Get Rid of Keloid Scars

Removing a keloid scar isn’t just about wanting to look better; it’s also about putting a stop to the annoying itch and irritation. Start your new year off right by leaving your scars behind in 2017. Try any of the following:

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Lasers
Laser scar removal is a popular method for taking care of an acne keloid. The two types of lasers generally used for acne scars are fractional CO2 lasers and Er:YAG lasers with the latter of the two being less invasive. They work by removing old tissue so that new, healthier tissue can grow back. Laser scar removal often requires repeated treatments. Source: GetRidOfThings

Steroid injections
Injections of steroidal anti-inflammatories have been known to help with keloids. However, these have been shown to be more effective following major treatment for keloids. This includes surgical scar removal, laser treatment, and more, as noted in a 2014 study.

A combination of different injected steroids has also been shown to be more successful in a 2012 analysis. An 80 percent recurrence rate was reported, however. Talk to your doctor about using injected steroids in combination with surgery, laser removal, or other operations. Source: HealthLine

Tretinoin cream (Retin-A)
Tretinoin is a prescription medicine that people apply to their skin. Commonly used for acne and aging, it works by speeding up the skin’s natural cell turnover.

A 2010 review in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology found that retinoids, such as tretinoin cream and isotretinoin, may help reduce the size and appearance of keloids. Source: MedicalNewsToday

Silicone gel
This involves wearing a sheet of silicone gel on the affected area continuously for months, which is hard to sustain. Results are variable. Some doctors claim similar success with compression dressings made from materials other than silicone. Source: MedicineNet

Let us take a look at your scar to see which treatment will suit you best. Call us so we can schedule an appointment!

 

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