What are the treatment options for keloids?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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Many different therapies exist, but all treatments have a high rate of keloid recurrence. [1] Avoidance of keloid development is the best therapy. Most people with a history of keloid development have a high likelihood of developing additional keloids in any other area that undergoes trauma or surgical incision. However, all regions of the skin do not have the same propensity to form keloids. Patients with a history of keloids should take into consideration the development of keloids when deciding to pierce skin or undergo cosmetic or elective surgery.


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