I have multiple keloids on my chest. I applied steroid injection, but all recurred. is Laser helpful in flattening them and how to stop them from recurring?
Is It Possible to Flatten Keloids with Laser Surgery and Stop Recurrence?
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Treatment and Prevention of Keloids
Keloid scars on the chest
In my practice, I see many keloids and this one in particular can be corrected with a combination of IIT, pressure treatment, and laser. Keloids on the chest are less likely to respond to surgery.
Laser can be helpful in some circumstances. You can request a test spot and see how you respond. Thank you for your question and good luck.
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Laser surgery for keloids
There are several lasers that can help flatten keloids to reduce their redness. The pulsed dye laser is often used in conjunction with cortisone injections into the scars. Oftentimes, the treatement is repeated at monthly intervals. Many times the end point is not that the keloid resolves completely, but that it changes to a flatter, less inflamed scar.
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