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Keloid Removal Treatment

Keloids are thick scar tissue that forms because the body over-defends itself as a result of trauma or surgical treatments. Keloid scars are sometimes accompanied by pain and itching.

Offers the best treatment for keloid by latest intra lesional cryo therapy, spray cryo guns and non-abladive fractional lasers.

Keloid, Hypertrophic Scar are treated by latest techniques of Intralesional Therapy, Intralesional Steroid Injection, Intra lesional Cryo Therapy, Freezing
Cryo Surgery, & Non-abladive Fractional Lasers.

What is Keloid
Different types of scars
Symptoms of keloid
Treatment of Keloid
What is Keloid

Keloids are actual scar tissue that forms because the body over-defends itself as a result of trauma or surgical treatments. Sometimes people get a blood or pus filled growth on a new piercing and mistake this for a Keloid, It is not. Keloid scars are often accompanied by sharp pain and itching, and in some cases, they can impair movement, especially if located over a joint.

What is the proper way to avoid hypertrophic scar and Keloid formation?

If your scar is new then its better avoid sun exposure. Apply good amount of sun block liberally. Sun block should be repeated every three hourly so that the tissue regeneration is not affected. If you don’t protect your skin then you can feel the colour changes in appearance of the skin.

Avoid tight clothes as much as you can if they are rubbing your scarred skin. Scar tissue is more sensitive so it can get irritated

If your scar is near bones like elbow, shin and ankle then protect and be careful not to injure the scar tissue again

Scarred skin needs more attention and care so never avoid them. Take proper care of the skin which is scared.

One can use camouflaging agents to cover the scars on face, neck by asking your dermatologist. Camouflaging agents or medical concellors are sweat proof and wash proof. One should know how to life your life with a scar or Keloids.

Different Types of Scars

Atrophic Scar - These scars are flat and depressed below the surrounding skin. They are generally small commonly arise after chicken pox .

Hypertrophic Scars - These are raised scars that remain within boundaries the original lesion, generally regressing spontaneously after the injury. Hypertrophic scars are often red, inflamed, itchy and even painful.

Scar Contractures -Scars that cross joints or skin creases at right angles are prone to develop shortening or contracture. Scar contractures occur when the scar is not fully matured, often tend to be hypertrophic.

Keloids - Keloids, by contrast, may start sometime after the injury and extend beyond the wound site. This tendency to migrate into surrounding areas that weren’t injured to begin will distinguish Keloids from hypertrophic scars.

Symptoms of a Keloid

Keloids are shiny and is often dome – shaped .The color ranges from slightly pink to red.

Keloids can occur on part of the body .They are most commonly located on the chest, upper back and shoulders.

The major sign is a flesh or lighter colored modular or ridged growths over scars on the skin.

Cortisone Injections- These are safe and not very painful .Injections are usually given once per month until the maximum benefit is obtained .Injections are safe (very little steroid gets into the blood stream) and usually help flatten keloids.

Laser - The pulsed dye laser can be effective at flattening keloids and making them look less red.Treatment is safe and not very painful,but several treatment session may be needed.

Fractional Laser Treatment - Scar treatment requires deep energy penetration through the epidermis and into the reticular dermis to activate a dramatic healing response. For every micro thermal zone the laser targets and treats intensively, it leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected and intact. This 'fractional' treatment allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire area were treated at once, using the body's natural healing process to create new, healthy tissue to replace skin imperfections.

The texture, pliability and symptoms of scars can improve significantly after a few treatments. Results are long lasting and reoccurrence are rare.

Cryotherapy - Freezing keloids with liquid nitrogen can flatten the scar

Contact Cryo : In this we use dip stick method, in which we directly apply the applicator over the keloid, freeze it completely. 3-4 thaw freeze cycles are needed.

Cryo-spray : In this, we directly spray the liquid nitrogen over the keloid to freeze the keloid completely. 2-3 thaw freeze cycles are needed. It gives better result as compared to contact cryo.

Intralesional Cryo :

This is the latest cryo treatment for the keloid. We inject the cryogen, liquid nitrogen inside the keloid till the time the keloid is completely frozen. It takes few minutes to thaw. Done by sterile cryo needles.

In combination with intrlesional steroid, cryo therapy gives the best results.

Cause Of a Keloid
Cause of keloid formation is really unknown by the doctors, but it may be because of changes in the cellular signals that control growth and proliferation may be related to the process of keloid formation, but these changes have not yet been characterized scientifically.

  • Keloids formation may be due to the piercing of body parts, such as the earlobes and abdomen.
  • Dark skinned people get keloids much more easily than those with a paler skin.They are especially common in people with black skin.
  • If someone in your family has keloids then you are increased risk of get affected .
  • Quite frequently keloid frequency is inherited.
  • One another main cause of keloid is skin trauma i.e. skin or muscle tension ( the upper arm and back ) seem to contribute to keloid formation.
  • Wounds that are under tension while healing on which get infected,are particularly likely to form keloids,as are burn.
  • Keloids are most common among people of ages 10 to 30 years.
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