How Much Does Keloid Removal Cost?

My boyfriend has a keloid. How much do you think it would cost me to get it removed?

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Keloid Removal Cost

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If steroid injection which shrinks the keloid does not meet your objectives, the most common method is surgical excision. The cost for keloid removal like other cosmetic surgery varies considerably across the country and even in the same area.

South Florida tends to have lower fees then more expensive areas such as New York or Los Angeles. We charge starting at $750 + MD Anesthesia related costs (if needed). Since you can get quality work at lower costs, patients will travel from throughout the state, the country, and internationally to have surgery in South Florida.

To ensure that you are receiving quality work at the most cost effective prices, consult with board certified plastic surgeons that own their own nationally accredited facilities. The quality must be maintained at the highest level to maintain accreditation. The surgeons also have incentive to hire and train quality staff (to ensure that surgery is efficient and enjoyable), to ensure comfortable and private facilities (to encourage referral), and to eliminate waste (to ensure that these facilities can compete effectively).

West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Keloid Cryotherapy

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Hi Sabrina, the cost will depend on treatment method used. This will in turn depend on location of keloid, its size, and the experience of the treating physician. Common approaches are: injections in the substance of the keloid, freezing (CRYO therapy) with liquid nitrogen, surgical excision, lasers (Dye or CO2). Often, combination procedures are done.

Khaled El-Hoshy, MD
Detroit Dermatologic Surgeon

Keloid removal

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If the keloid is small, sometimes injections of steroids can help. If it is large, then usually excision and a series of steroid injections are recommended as first line treatment.  The fees vary from region to region and size of the lesion.  The best thing to do is go for a consultation.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Keloid treatment costs.

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This depends on the techniques utilized.

Injections, typcially steroids, may be adequate but require 2-4 sessions at a cost of $75-250 per treatment. Additional medications ( 5-FU, Aldara, etc) have been recommended but steroids are the standard of care.

Other procedures such as surgery or radiation therapy may vary tremendously based on the size and the number of treatments required. This can vary from $500 up to thousands.

Topical pressure treatments of silicone gel therapy may be required to maintain the result with materials ranging from $50-200.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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