What would be best to remove a keloid and other scars? (photo)
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Keloid therapy in Los Angeles
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
Keloid scar, forearm
Tenderness, itching and contour of a hypertrophic or keloid scar may be improved with serial injections of dilute steroids along with fluorouracil to control inflammation. I usually use at least three injection sessions. Topical, occlusive silicon gel or sheeting may be tried for improvement of scar color and to flatten scars. I sometimes use a compounded ointment that improves scar color and texture over time. Combinations of techniques may be used for ultimate improvement achieved in serial, incremental steps. Long term sunscreen protection against UVA and UVB using a barrier sunscreen containing substances such as zinc oxide is strongly advised following scar revision treatment. You need to find a doctor experienced with scar revision, whether a cosmetic plastic surgeon or a cosmetic dermatologist, and you should visit with them.