Keloid Scar Removal
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What are Keloid Scars?

Keloids are scars that occur after surgery, but they grow bigger and broader than the original injury. Find them on the shoulders, upper chest and back, breastbone, earlobes, and the face. Keloids are not cancerous, but they can become painful. The patient can feel discomfort, and that is why many people seek proper treatment of keloids. Sometimes, they even grow back after the treatment. But if you take specific steps after your keloid removal surgery, you can ensure that keloids do not return. They usually happen after a surgery, injury, or piercings. They are dark, puffy, and irregularly shaped. They can damage a person’s confidence and self-esteem as they could be cosmetically disfiguring. Dr. Tutino has extensive experience in removing Keloid scars. He has helped numerous patients feel confident about themselves.

Dr. Tutino is among the experts when it comes to microsurgery. His training and experience ensure that his patients see the expected outcome and are satisfied. With more than 12,000 surgeries under his belt, Dr. Tutino is ready to help you with your problem.

What Causes Keloid Scars

Most people think that keloids are a type of tumour, but that is not the case. Keloids are scar tissues that change their appearance and grow after the injury. Keloid growth is mainly due to genetic reasons. Certain ethnic groups who have darker skins are more at risk of developing keloids than others. Keloids form in places where the skin is damaged. It could be due to surgery, acne, chickenpox, piercing, or a cut. When the wound heals, thick tissue grows over it, making the scar even more prominent and scarier than the injury. Some people have even reported a keloid after just a scratch. Keloids are known to run in families since they have a genetic predisposition. Researchers are now saying that keloids a likely to be gene associated with skin pigmentation.

Certain areas of the body are especially prone to forming keloid scars, including:
  • Earlobes
  • Midline of chest
  • Back
  • Shoulders
Keloids can form at any age and happen randomly. Some of your scars could heal adequately, and others turn into Keloids.

How are Keloids treated?

Although there is no way of curing keloids permanently, several treatments can improve the look and the feel. Sometimes, the keloids can even grow back after the treatment. When you come for your initial consultation with Dr. Tutino, he will discuss the entire matter with you and tell you which form of therapy might be helpful. He might also suggest more than one type of treatment, depending on the keloids and their growth. He might recommend surgery, cryotherapy, medicated injections, corticosteroids, or any other therapy. If the keloids are large, Dr. Tutino might decide to operate and remove them by cutting them away. He will also treat the area after the surgery. Otherwise, the chances are that they might grow back after some time. After the surgery, your site is covered with a silicone gel bandage. Dr. Tutino usually advises his patients to keep the dressing on for a day or two. Depending on the case, he might also ask you to keep the bandage on longer. When he is satisfied with the results, Dr. Tutino will inform you to stop the treatments. 

How can you prevent keloids?

Keloids usually occur after some surgery, piercing, tattoo, or a wound. If you are prone to keloids, it is better to avoid all these things. The chances are high that keloids will form after these procedures, and if you want to get your ears pierced, pressure earrings are an option to consider. If you have had a minor skin injury, make sure to treat the area right away. Not only will it heal faster, but it will also stop keloids from forming on the spot.

Dr. Tutino advises his patients to cover the injury with a thin layer of petroleum jelly and a nonstick bandage. It is advisable to use tape over the dressing to ensure even pressure on the entire wound. It would help if you also washed the area with soap daily. Once the wound has healed, Dr. Tutino advises his patients to carry on with the treatment using a silicone gel bandage.
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How Does Dr. Tutino Treat Keloids?

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Dr. Tutino uses a combination of surgery and medications to treat keloids. Dr. Tutino’s treatments are usually successful, but there is always a chance of regrowth. Keloids are tough to treat as they are a patient’s body’s natural response to wounds. If you cut open a keloid or try to remove it surgically, the body will try to heal itself by creating another keloid on top of the previous one. Even today, Medical science hasn’t figured out a way for the body to heal without developing keloids. 

Most surgeons only meet their patients at the time of surgery. Nurses or patient coordinators do all the initial consultations and follow-ups. Dr. Tutino believes in being there for all his patients throughout the entire process. He will be with you from the initial consultations to your last follow-up and beyond. You can ask him any question you want, and he will explain it to you in great detail. 

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FAQ - top Keloid Removal questions

How much does keloid treatment or removal cost?

The actual price of keloid removal differs depending on the treatments and whether a patient has surgery or not. When you come to Body Surgery by Dr. Tutino for your initial consultation, he will explain it all to you in great detail. He will also provide you with a personalized treatment plan and the cost.

Can you permanently remove a keloid?

There is always the chance that keloids can form again. Surgery is one of the best ways to remove keloids and keep them from coming back. Dr. Tutino will inspect your keloids and advise you accordingly.

Can I remove a keloid myself?

Various blogs tell you how to remove a keloid by yourself. But we would suggest contacting a licensed plastic surgeon like Dr. Tutino. If you try to do it yourself, there is the chance of infection and more. 

Are keloids cancerous?

No keloids are not cancerous. But they can be painful enough for you to have them removed. When you come to Dr. Tutino for your initial consultation, he will advise you on the best way to remove them.

Are keloids permanent?

Keloids are very hard to get rid of. This fact is especially true if they keep growing. You can have them removed by contacting Dr. Tutino. Typically, he will advise multiple treatments so that they are gone for good.