Keloid scar removal is often an elusive task. This leaves many people living with unsightly scarring when the fact is they don't need to! Here's what you need to know about treating keloids most effectively.
If you haven't suffered from them, chances are that you have never heard of keloids. However, keloids are a fairly common occurrence. They are caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue. This can result from something as simple as a minor scrape or abrasion to the skin. Keloid scars can also result from surgery or a variety of conditions, such as:
Keloids are most prominent for people who are black, Latino, or Asian. However, it can happen to anyone. You will know you have keloids if you notice an overgrowth of scar tissue after a surgery or injury. Severity can range from minimally raised scar tissue to completely disfiguring growths, like in the case of this patient.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, " The size and shape of keloids vary. On an earlobe, you’ll likely see a round, solid mass. When a keloid forms on a shoulder or the chest, the raised scar tends to spread out across the skin. It often looks like a liquid spilled on the skin and then hardened. "
Keloid scar removal requires a number of steps. Historically, most people have opted for surgery. The problem with this is that surgery can cause the keloid tissue to come back. Sometimes it even comes back larger and more painful than the original keloid.
By using Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT) after surgical removal, there has been a significant increase in the number of keloids that do not recur. SRT works by killing the cells that form keloids to treat more uncontrolled growth, leading to bigger and worse keloids.
SRT finally offers a solution to the people who suffer from keloids. We were recently featured in Dr. Pimple Popper's Season 3 premiere, which you can check out here so that you can see for yourself how life-changing keloid scar removal can be!
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**Originally posted on August 29, 2019. Updated on February 27, 2020.