Keloids/Scar -- Fraxel, 5fu/steroids, pulsed dye/vbeam/yellow laser, microneedling/PRP, surgical removal
Yes keloids can regrow even after a surgical procedure. I suggest you speak to a laser and scarring expert about the best treatment options. Dr. Emer.
Yes, It is possible for Keloids to grow back after surgery. If you notice that the skin may be “over healing” and the skin may be forming back into a Keloid, it is essential that you follow up with the provider that removed them. Steroid injections are frequently given to prevent the formation or the keep the keloid small. Be sure to follow up with your provider for after care instructions following the procedure.
Keloids have a variety of treatment options depending on their size. Very small or early keloids can be conservatively treated with pressure therapy, steroid injections, and or silicone therapy. Larger keloids may be better treated with surgical excision together with steroid injections to prevent additional keloid formation. Regardless of the treatment plan, keloids frequently recur and there is no guarantee that they will be gone permanently. For the best treatment options, it is important to visit an expert for an in-person examination. Hope this helps!
Johnson C. Lee MD