Any Reputable Medical Centers/Dermatologists Who Specialize in Keloid Laser Treatments Near the Pacific Northwest?

I have keloid scars on my chest, and I've heard they require special attention from someone experienced with treating keloids. My insurance doesn't cover treatment, so at this point I'm willing to bite the bullet and pay for a cosmetic procedure, but want to be sure I'm in the best of hands. Any suggestions? They will be much appreciated. Thank you!

Doctor Answers 2

Keloid scar treatment in California

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

I have treated countless keloids on all parts of the body and feel that a combination of surgery, IIT, and laser can improve all types of keloids. 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Treatment of keloids

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

The treatment of a keloid is removal followed by measures to prevent its recurrence. Lasers can be used in this process but equivalently good reliable results can be obtained without lasers. If you just remove the keloid with a laser but do not undertake any measures to prevent its recurrence it will come back just like it would if you only removed it with a scalpel.

The recurrence prevention measures vary slightly from doctor to doctor but involve some combination of pressure application, scar injections, medicated tape and/or radiation to the scar.

Aaron Stone, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

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.