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


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Keloid Scar FAQs

Treatment intervals are 4-6 weeks apart.
Keloid typically starts to develop about three months after the original skin damage although it can take up to a year. The first thing you will probably notice is that rubbery scar tissue starts growing beyond the borders of the original damage. It may become tender, itchy, painful or produce a burning sensation. Sometimes keloid develops without any apparent skin injury, although most people can identify a cause. The common areas are the breastbone, shoulder, earlobe and cheek. Keloid growing over a joint can restrict movement. In time, the original red colour changes to brown or becomes pale.
Studies show that kenalog injections suppress inflammation and mitosis while increasing vasoconstriction in the scar. Triamcinolone acetonide suspension (Kenalog) 10 to 40 mg per mL (depending on the site) is injected intralesionally, which, although painful, will eventually flatten 50 to 100 percent of keloids, with a 9 to 50 percent recurrence rate.
Kenalog injections may decrease the risk of scarring but generally it does not prevent scars. Those who have severe acne are likely to develop scars post inflammation from acne.

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About Bellair Laser Clinic

The Bellair Laser Group of Clinics are cosmetic-medical centers offering only FDA approved, result-oriented skin care and hair removal technologies. Bellair Laser Clinic has been in business for 14 years. We won the Consumers Choice Award for 9 consecutive years. We are also the biggest provider of Fraxel Treatments in Canada.

For Dr. Peter Bray, the key to successful cosmetic surgery and injectables is an appreciation for the fact that no two patients are alike. By addressing the needs of the individual and rejecting cookie-cutter treatments, Dr. Bray produces results that appear as if born out of nature. Regarded for his relentless commitment to the safety and well being of his patients, it's this personal touch that separates him from the field. Dr. Bray personally administers Dermal Fillers at Bellair Laser Clinic. This hands-on approach allows Dr. Bray to gain insight into your specific concerns and develop an appropriate course of treatment. Dr Bray is the medical director of Dermal fillers.

As medical supervisor of Bellair Laser Clinic, Dr. Greg Pugen is the physician overseeing the medical-cosmetic procedures at the clinics. He works closely with the management team ensuring the highest standards are adhered to by the entire team for safe, effective treatments.


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