Keloid Scar Removal Treatment Singapore

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What are Keloid Scars?

During normal wound healing, formation of scar tissue is an essential part of skin repair and recovery.

In abnormal cases, scar tissues overgrow, and form raised, hard lumps resulting in the formation of a keloid.

Keloids can be found on any part of the body after skin injury.

They may be cosmetically unpleasant but are largely asymptomatic. Rarely, keloids may cause pain and itch

Common causes of Keloid formation

  • Acne 
  • Surgical wounds
  • Burns / Trauma
  • Vaccinations
  • Piercings
  • Skin infection

Keloid scar removal and treatments

Keloid Injection

Corticosteroid keloid injections are anti-inflammatory and are the most commonly performed procedure for keloid scars.

They are injected directly into the keloid to reduce its size and prevent further growth.

After one injection, the keloid usually reduces by 80 to 90% in size. Patients may undergo a second injection 1 month after for further improvement.

Regular keloid injections 3 to 4 times a year are sometimes needed to maintain optimal results.

Silicone Scar Gel

Studies have reported improvement in keloid scars after daily application of Silicone gel for 4 to 6 months.

Laser Keloid Removal

Ablative lasers like the CO2 laser can reduce the size and improve the appearance of keloid scars. It is normally used in conjunction with keloid injections and are reserved for large or stubborn keloid scars that do not respond well to injections.

Keloid removal surgery

Surgical excision of keloids is rarely done as it has a high recurrence rate of keloid formation post-surgery.

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