Please advise if keloid removal by rubber band is reliable?

I have a huge keloid on each side of my lobe...I truly cannot afford surgery. I'm so desperate I'm considering the rubberband method. Please advise if they will really fall off.

Doctor Answers 1

Keloid on Ear

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
Nothing will remove this type of keloid except for surgery.  Injections with steroid can be mildly helpful but often leave a distoreted apperance.  Wait till you can afford and then get the procedure done, you will be happy you did.  It is a process however, keloids can recur, so you want to go to a physcian with experience in treating keloids and the appropriate follow up care.  I wish you the best of luck, Dr. Emer.

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.