Keloid Treatment

by jake on April 8, 2012

Keloids are not uncommon. It is not however a general skin condition. It had been discovered that blacks tend to have it more than the Caucasians. It usually develops on areas of already healed wounds. The scar on the healed area tends to grow beyond the area of the wound and expand to other parts of the skin that were not even involved in the wound.  The keloids also tend to get elevated and it will give the skin a rather unearthly look. In case you are having this skin condition, there are some things you can do to get rid of it from your skin. Some of there things will be made known to you through this write up.

Prevention; the best measure

There are so many methods that can be implemented to get rid of keloids from the skin. But it had been discovered that the be-all and end-all of all treatment methods is prevention. In order to prevent the possibility of the skin condition coming up on your already healed wound, you should get your wounds treated on time. If you leave the wounds untreated for too long, keloids may form on the wound site after it had eventually healed. When you have wounds, you should not allow the wounded area to experience any friction. This will also help to prevent the possibility of keloids coming up after the wound is healed.

The gold standard for treatment

The gold standard for treating keloids involves the use of silicone.  It had been highly recommended all over as the best method that can be used for effective removal of the skin condition. Any medical expert will consider the use of silicone before he or she can consider any other treatment method for you.     This method of treatment can only be carried out in the hospital under the direct guidance of a medical professional. This method however has its own measure of disadvantage; it can be noticeable and some people may develop allergy to the silicone sheet. It is also possible for bacteria to grow under the silicone sheet.

Silicone gel

Silicone gel is an improvement on silicone sheet. The disadvantages observed in the use of silicone sheet are well dealt with when you use silicone gel. It is also possible to get the silicone get over the counter without doctor’s prescription. It is also very easy to get the gel applied on the keloids.

 

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