Good news! Those unpleasant looking keloids are totally treatable
Whenever your skin undergoes a surgery or an injury, fibrous tissue known as scar tissue forms over the wound to repair and protect the wound. Sometimes, these scar tissue grows unduly and produce a smooth, hard growth, clinically called keloids. Keloids generally are larger than the original wound. People get keloids frequently on getting injured on chest, shoulders, earlobes, and cheeks. However, keloids can appear at any part of your body, where the skin gets ruptured or injured.
Keloids do not give any threat to your well-being, however their unpleasant appearance may bring down your self-esteem. People get it treated for cosmetic concerns.
Many kinds of skin injury can lead to keloid scarring. Here are a few kinds:
surgical incision sites
Keloids can occur to both men and women. According to research, it appears more frequently to dark skinned people.
Let us take a look at the most effective Keloid treatments:
Cortisone Injections : Cortisone are the steroids which are given to the patient
in the form of injections. It is usually taken once a month and is continued until
you feel satisfied with the result. It is the most popular and safe treatment for
keloids. Most people opt for it.
Fractional Laser Treatment: With laser treatment, light is deep penetrated into
the reticular dermis, where it goes through the epidermis. The light enables re-initiating of the healing process. Why many patients choose this treatment is because the laser attacks and heals just the specific micro thermal zone and does not touch the adjacent tissues, and hence, it remains usual and intact. In this process, the body is sent signal to heal the area and remove blemishes.
Laser : Another known and tested treatment for keloid is pulsed dye laser. It
helps and make the keloids look less red and even. It helps flattens them a little bit too. In order to attain a more satisfying result, patients may choose to get a few sessions of this treatment.
Cryotherapy : Cryotherapy helps to flatten the keloids. Offered through a few
ways, the most acceptable and productive one is where the dip stick method is applied to smear the applicator on keloid. The idea is to freeze the keloids for few minutes to flatten its appearance for the longer run. It is called contact cyro and it begins to show results after 2 or 3 sessions. On the similar line is the cyro spray
and intralesional cyro, where liquid nitrogen is employed for the freezing of the keloid. According to the severity and the thickness of the keloid, the treatment is suggested by the dermatologist.
In order to decide what keloid treatment is best for your skin type, it is best to visit a dermatologist and get his or her opinion. Only the doctor can advise you on the most effective keloid treatment in accordance with your skin type and the intensity of keloid.