Keloid Scars

Keloid scars are commonly seen on earlobes, chest, shoulders and back. They can be resistant to treatments- they may not completely resolve. Two best treatments for this condition:

  • Steroid injection- This serves to flatten the scars, and improve the discomfort and itching which can be associated with keloid scars.
  • Pulsed dye laser- The redness associated with these scars can improve with the laser treatment, which works best in combination with steroid injections.

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