Keloid Removal

by jake on April 30, 2012

Keloid is a form of swelling on the skin, which results from granulation tissue overgrowth, especially on the point where an injury on the skin is healing up. In it s early stage of growth it is said to be composed of collagen at stage III. Once it is mature, the type III collagen is replaced by type I.


Keloid themselves are fibrous nodules, rubbery lesions or even shiny swollen scars. They can have variation in color, sometimes pink, reddish or even dark brown. This particular infection is not contagious and can be painless. However, it can sometimes be accompanied by serious itching and pain, all these resulting in change of skin texture.


Although the presence of keloid may be mild, it can be painful and irritating. At times it may lead to skin constraints for movements. Moreover, their presence on the skin is quite disgusting. For this reason treatment of this condition is paramount. There are several methods that can be used for successful keloid removal. Treatment is meant to flatten the swollen skin.


Intra-lesion corticosteroids are usually used as the first line therapy for keroid removal. According to research conducted to establish the effectiveness of this treatment, the findings showed that it produced good results. The treatment should not be done by direct injection to the affected area since this can cause more undesired results on the affected part, mostly in women.


The other treatment method that works is excision. However, this should only be done if injection and intra-lesional option is not giving positive improvements. In this case, pre-operation, post-operation and intra-operation triamcinolone should accompany the excision procedure. If excision is done without accompanying it with these procedures, chances of recurrence can be higher.


Patients suffering from keliod infections have been successfully treated using gel sheeting. The use of silicone and hydrogel on those who have developed pronounced keloids have been reported as successful for a number of years. According to research, it is still unclear to people how these manages keloid and reduces the swelling, but it has been clear that it works successfully.


There are several other methods for treating this condition which include cryosurgery, used in the presence of other methods, radiation therapy that has been found to prove more effective than the rest. However, radiation therapy works well when done after a surgical excision is has been administered. Other methods include interferon alpha treatment, used before operation and pulsed dye laser option which works well by suppressing the presence of keloid. Any of these can be successfully done to ensure keloid removal.


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