How to Treat Keloid

Tips on Curing Keloid

Keloid is a skin imperfection caused by wound or injury. However, keloid scar is different from any other scars because it is an excess amount of skin developed over the wound. Thus, many people with this kind of scars are finding ways on how to treat keloid.

Keloids are mound-like tissues that developed over the skin as a result of wound or injury. It is fibroblasts that are purple or red in color that usually grows. That is why to prevent growth it is important to treat the scar the soonest possible time. On the other hand, keloid is somewhat genetic that is why people should be preventing injuries that may lead to keloid development. There are different options of treating keloid that include:

  • Non-surgical removal
  • Surgical removal
  • Combination treatments
  • Application of topical cream
  • Natural treatment

However, before you try any of the options you should consult first a physician so that you will know the right option appropriate to the keloid scar you have. Obviously, the procedure and the duration of treatment would depend on the keloid. That is why making an appointment to your doctor or any professional is the first thing to do.

Surgical Treatment

Surgical treatment of keloid is the most effective and least complex option of removing keloid scar. However, in order to prevent the recurrence of the scar it is recommended to use other treatments. Keep in mind that there are instances when the keloid recur and appear larger as compared to the original one.

  • Corticosteroid injections –

    Usually, steroid injection is combined with surgical treatment as it reduces the size and irritation of the keloid scar. This treatment does not guarantee reappearing of the keloid in later years.

  • Compression

    This procedure can make the keloid become smaller as you need to compress it 24 hours daily for 6 to 12 months. Nevertheless, the efficiency of this procedure is dependable on the keloid’s location.

  • Cryosurgery

This procedure is also known as freezing treatment in which liquid nitrogen is used. However, using this treatment is limited as it shows side effects.

  • Radiation Therapy

    Usually, this procedure is employed after a surgery in order to reduce the formation of the scar. This is because the radiation affects the skin growth as well as the collagen production.

Aside from the surgical procedure you can also treat keloid naturally. Make sure that you understand the different procedures of treating keloid before using any of them. Always prioritize your safety above anything else to avoid further skin problems.

 

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