I had my belly button pierced, but it was rejected. I have been left with a small scar, which I have been told is a keloid. Is there anything I could do to reduce the scar?
Removal for Belly Button Keloid Scar?
Doctor Answers (4)
Options for Belly Button Scar/Keloid
Belly button keloids
Belly button keloids are common and difficult to manage. I have a protocol that I use that incorporates pressure, TAC injections, and possible surgery.
Keloid scar treatment
Quick Answer: Keloided scars can be treated but they may return.
Thank you for your question.
In our San Francisco area practice we are familiar with treating keloided scars.
The most effective way to reduce a keloid is to have it surgically removed. Doing so will guarantee the scar is gone but does not guarantee another large scar or keloid will not form in the same place. Steroid injections directly into the keloid are another option and can also be done at the time of removal or as an individual treatment.
I hope this helps.
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Keloids can be treated with laser and cortisone
Belly buttons often form thicker scars especially after piercing. A combination of lasers (pulsed dye like the VBeam, fractional like Fraxel or Active FX) plus injection of cortisone into the scar can greatly help. Topical anesthetic minimizes discomfort.
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