My Asian wife Has a large cornflower shape Kiloid Scar on her chest which started off as a small pencil eraser size mole that was removed due to a biopsy being performed many years ago. She and has had Cortisone treatments and also tried Acupuncture to reduce the Size of the raised skin and boundaries of the scar.She also went to a dermatologist who could not Guarantee the outcome after treatments .She is so miserable from the itching and inflammation,Im hoping that something can be done-see pic
Keloid Scar Removal? (photo)
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Keloid Scar Removal?
If the conservative treatments have only increased the size and dimensions of the "keloid" Than the only choice is excision with radiation therapy in combination.
Steriod Injections for Keloid Scars
Hello Raugutie. The first suggestion we would make is that you find a physician using Kenalog. We have found this to work best for keloid scars.
The second issue is that technique does matter. Your wife should be able to get some relief for this issue. If not complete flattening then at least a stoppage of the growth that is causing the itching. Multiple injections will be required and an experienced injector will watch the lesion around the injection site blanch or whiten at the time of the injection. This is very important to determining if an effective treatment was provided.
After providing Kenalog injections for flattening, we also use pulsed dye lasers to get rid of the redness. Do not give up, try a different physician that specializes in these kinds of injections.
Chest keloids and treatment with laser
I treat many chest keloids and believe that a combination of laser, IIT, and pressure treatment works well with low rates of recurrence.