Keloid Scar Removal

Dr. Timothy Jochen removes a keloid scar located on the by surgical excision. Keloids are raised scars that have expanded beyond the boundaries of the original wound.

Like all scars, keloids are composed primarily of collagen and are benign. They can, however, become painful, itchy, or be cosmetically concerning.

Treating a keloid is difficult because they have a high rate of reoccurrence. The most successful treatments involve using two or more of the possible options in combination to achieve maximum effectiveness. Some of the most common treatments for keloids include compression therapy, steroid injections, surgery to remove the keloid, radiation, using liquid nitrogen to freeze it, and laser therapy.

Read more about keloid scars here.

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