Can I Still Get my Ears Pierced After Keloid Treatment?
- Asked by add in sacramento
- 3 years ago
Repiercing after keloid surgery of the earlobe
I have written a paper on repiercing after keloid surgery treatment and believe that it is feasible provided certain conditions are met.
Repiercing of earlobes following treatment for keloids is not a prudent choice
If you have previously been treated for keloids of the earlobes, it would be very imprudent (DUMB!) to have them repierced. The incidence of recurrence of keloids of the earlobes with repiercing may not be exactly 100% but it is extremely high - and not worth the attendant risks. It would be far more advisable to use clip on earrings if you must.
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Although this is not the answer you are looking for, clip on earrings would be your best alternative.
Keloids after ear piercing
If you have already had keloids removed, I would put your chances of getting another keloid after getting your ears pierced at greater than 75% chance. Clip ons would be a better and safer alternative.
Piercing after keloid treatment?
I am assuming that your keloids were on the earlobe and were from previous piercing. So, given that you know how your body can react to piercing, WHY would you want to do it again?? Go with clip-ons!
Keloid scars and ear piercing
This is a risky procedure in a patient with true keloids. I say true keloids because hypertrophic scars, secondary to metal reactions, is a frequent cause and commonly confused with keloids.
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