A keloid scar is bigger than the standard hypertrophic scars and may be itchy, painful and in some cases pucker. These scars extend over the edges from the original incision or wound. The keloid scars can appear anywhere on the body but more commonly develop where the underlying tissue has less fatty tissue, like the chest, face, shoulders ears and neck.
The Treatment Options For Keloid Scars
The majority keloid removal treatment on malaysia focus on flattening and improving the overall appearance of the scar along with reducing the associated symptoms with the most complain complaint being excessive itchiness. The scar will still be visible after these treatments, but the appearance is usually significantly improved.
Steroid injections are one of the more common treatments used for keloid scars. Response from keloid scars to this type of treatment are usually highly successful. However, a series of injections are needed in order to flatten the appearance of the keloid. Dependent on the thickness and size of the scar, along with the dose and concentration used, it could take a few injections onto a dozen.
Silicone Gels/ Dressings And Pressure Dressings
These treatments require the patient to apply these dressings over extended periods. They are usually not the most effective treatment plan when it comes to keloids.
The strong steroid-creams mostly utilized under occlusion can assist with the itching and in some cases slightly alter the appearance of scar. However, this treatment is also not regarded as the most effective and when used for prolonged periods, the cream can thin the skin out.
The pulse-dye lasers are also an effective treatment when it comes to reducing redness often linked with keloids. This treatment is usually effective when the keloid is still fresh. In fact, only active keloids can be treated effectively with a laser treatment.
Using liquid nitrogen to freeze the keloid can is some cases assist in flattening these raised scars. This option is regarded as a costly treatment unless the treatment centre specializes in using these devices.
Other Treatment Options
Additional treatment options for keloid include intralesional or topical imiquimod and 5-flurouracil or oral pentoxifylline. However, this treatment is considered as a more exotic choice in many countries and is more widely used in the advanced countries. However, many of these treatment plans are regarded as highly effective to treat keloid scars.
Radiotherapy is another treatment option that is not that commonly used anymore. Surgery has also become an outdated technique to remove keloids, as cutting keloids out often results in an even bigger scar. However certain surgical procedures are used with other methods such as intralesional steroids or radiotherapy or when a surgeon has the ability to successfully decrease tension to the wound after the surgery.
It is always advisable to treat a keloid as soon as it has formed. Keloids are more common directly after a surgical procedure. In these cases, the patient should contact a professional treatment centre in Malaysia for steroid injections as the most effective treatment option to get the keloid under control. You can find out more about this on the Revival FB page.