What is a keloid scar?

Growing, itchy, reddish or dark scars are called scar growths. Scar growths are known as keloids. The main characteristic of a keloid is that it grows beyond the borders of the injured tissue after the wound has already been closed. Keloids occur preferentially on the ears, shoulders and upper chest.

Which treatment methods do we offer for keloids?

The selection of the right treatment together with you is the decisive step to success. We carry out the following treatments frequently and with good experience:

  • Removal of the keloid
  • Injection of keloid with cortisone
  • Injection of keloid with 5-fluorouracil

Because keloids occur again and again, combined procedures such as surgical removal with injection or radiation are very advantageous. Pressure dressings with silicone foils delay the recurrence.

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Author: Stéphane Stahl, MD, PhD. There are no financial relationships with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries that could have influenced the above text. Any reproduction, even partial, is permitted for personal use only. All texts used on this website are protected by copyright.

 

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