I have a huge keloid in my nose! What can I do? (Photo)

I have a keloid in my nose dude to my piercing I took it out and put tea tree oil and used sea salt and it doesn't go away what can I do?

Doctor Answers 4

Keloid removal in Los Angeles

You may need the keloid to be removed with surgery. I would massage with Plato's Scar Serum and consult for removal. Best, Dr. KaramanoukianLos Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Keloids/Hypertrophic Scar -- Fraxel, 5fu/steroids, pulsed dye/vbeam/yellow laser, microneedling/PRP, surgical removal

This needs to be evaluated in person. It can be removed surgically and/or with combination treatment. Please see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Hello and thank you for your question. There are many ways to treat hypertrophic scars. If it is in an area that is noticeable you may be able to treat it with a steroid injection. Another alternative would be to excise the lesion and close it. Best Wishes Theodore T. Nyame MD 

Theodore Nyame, MD
Charlotte Physician
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