I got burned by firecrackers 12 years ago, and skin grafting was done on my injuries. Skin was taken from my thigh region and grafted to my thumb, hand, and legs. I have developed keloid scars since then. Is there any treatment for these scars?
Treatment for Keloid Scar After Skin Grafting?
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Treating skin graft scars with lasers
Pulsed dye laser may work to improve the scars from the skin graft. In addition, Melaquin AM and Melaquin PM creams may improve color.
For keloids, stay with medical treatments and avoid surgery
Start with scar massage with firm circular motion on all the keloids 3x/day. See a board-certified dermatologist and start with intralesional steroid injection. In addition, there is some literature supporting usage of imiquimod and/or Cordran tape in between intralesional steroid injections every 4-6 weeks. Resistant cases may warrant intralesional methotrexate. Surgical revision should be done in conjunction with radiation therapy as a last resort as recurrence may be quite high.