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What are Keloids?

Posted on May 2, 2015 by in Injury | 0 comments

Many people have seen keloids before, but in general they do not know what exactly one is or how to treat it. A keloid is a type of scar that usually appears on the chest, back shoulders, and earlobes. Appearance on the face is rare with the exception of the jawline.

Some people may wish to remove their keloid. Although there are no health concerns related to keloids, they are usually very unwanted for aesthetic reasons. Larger keloids tend to be more difficult to remove. Removal can be done in a variety of different ways. However, each have their own benefits and drawbacks.

The first method of removal is a series of cartisone injections. This method is known to be relatively safe and not very painful. One would usually get injections every six to eight weeks. Cartisone removes the keloid in the sense that it flattens it, but injections can actually make the keloid redder.

Surgery is the riskiest procedure when it comes to keloid removal. Sometimes cutting the keloid can cause a formation of an even larger keloid. Some doctors use steroids or radiation post surgery in order to avoid this.

Laser treatment works in that it makes keloids look less red. This procedure, like cartisone injections, is safe, not very painful, and requires multiple treatments. The main drawback to this route is that generally speaking, it is the most expensive option.

The safest and most economically friendly treatment are silicone sheets. The way they work is someone wears a sheet of silicone gel on their keloid for months. Silicone sheets are a fairly inconsistent method of treatment, and results vary for each person.

The website of The Law Office of Williams Kherkher says that after an accident life can get overwhelming. Do not worry about treating your scars right away if you still need to handle things related to what gave you the scar.

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