Keloid Scar Treatment
Keloid scars appear as a hard lump or growth in the skin. These scars are more severe and sensitive than hypertrophic scars. Keloid scars develop within scar tissue. During wound healing, the skin overcompensates and forms excessive amounts of collagen in the area. Keloid scars are difficult to treat since most cosmetic procedures induce a small injury to the skin in order to force the body to repair itself and produce new tissue. Stimulating this type of wound healing in the skin for those with keloid scars could make the scar appear worst than its original form due to the body’s need to “over heal” the area.
Injection For Keloid Scars
At Bellair Laser Clinic we use steriod injections to treat keloid scars. When we inject a steroid injection into a keloid scar we are treating the keloid on many levels. Steroid injections work by preventing the rubbery material that makes up the cells of the keloid scar from producing collagen. As they weaken the scar they are also encouraging the keloid scar to flatten. Steriod injections also reduce the itchiness and tenderness of the scar if present.
NOTE: Individual Results May Vary