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Please advise if keloid removal by rubber band is reliable?

I have a huge keloid on each side of my lobe...I truly cannot afford surgery. I'm so desperate I'm considering the rubberband method. Please advise if they will really fall off.

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Keloid on Ear

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Nothing will remove this type of keloid except for surgery.  Injections with steroid can be mildly helpful but often leave a distoreted apperance.  Wait till you can afford and then get the procedure done, you will be happy you did.  It is a process however, keloids can recur, so you want to go to a physcian with experience in treating keloids and the appropriate follow up care.  I wish you the best of luck, Dr. Emer.

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