Keloids are thick, raised scars that can be both uncomfortable and unsightly. They form when the body produces too much collagen in response to a wound or injury, resulting in an overgrowth of tissue. While keloids are not dangerous, they can cause itching, tenderness, and even pain.
Fortunately, there are a number of effective treatments for keloids that can help reduce their size and improve their appearance. Here are some of the most common options:
Laser therapy is a newer treatment option for keloids that uses focused light energy to reduce the size and redness of the scar. While it can be effective, it may require multiple treatments and can be expensive.
If you're struggling with keloids, it's important to talk to your dermatologist or plastic surgeon about which treatment options may be best for you. With the right approach, it's possible to manage keloids effectively and improve your quality of life.
"Treating keloids is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Each patient is unique, and it's important to work with a healthcare provider to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and concerns." - Dr. Jessica J. Krant