High Risk to Remove Keloid at 16 and Over?

Does keloid removal at 16 and over pose high risk? I have keloid on my ear.

Doctor Answers 1

Recurrence is the greatest risk

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Generally, keloid removal involves simple excision of the scar, preceded by injection with a steroid solution (kenalog) on several occasions. The ease with which this can be done depends on the size of the keloid. However, the biggest problem with a keloid scar (defined as a scar that grows beyond its natural boundaries) is recurrence. Recurrence rates run as high as 50% regardless of the technique employed.

So, if considering such treatment, you need to be prepared psychologically for the possibility that it may come back

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