How to Remove Keloids on Back

i have 3 keloids on my shoulders which look very ugly . i cant wear sleeveless clothes because of them . please help me . i need a way to remove them.

Doctor Answers 2

Removing Keloids

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If the keloids were caused by an injury then they usually respond to cutting them out and having a meticulous plastic surgeon restitch them.  We could also use kenalog (cortisone like medicine) to help them flatten out and improve.

In areas like the shoulder, a keloid may not improve much because it is always under motion stress during walking, exercise, etc.

Meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon in person and discuss your options. 

Keloids on the shoulders and back

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Keloids on the shoulders can be removed with IIT and laser.  I rarely excise shoulder keloids.

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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