Keloids are scars that grow beyond the original borders of the wound. Like hypertrophic scars they are raised, but they are often dark in colour and hard to the touch. Without treatment, they will often continue to grow, keloids can make you self-conscious, but you don't have to live with them. Treatment of keloids can diminish their appearance or even get rid of them altogether.
Why Choose Skin City for keloid treatment:
At Skin City, our doctors and staff are highly trained and experienced in the treatment of Keloids. The combination of Dermatology and Aesthetic expertise helps formulating and delivering treatments which deliver the best results. Access to the latest laser technology has shown very satisfying results in our patients. SkinCity's treatment protocols are now published in textbooks.
SkinCity is one of the very few centers of excellence for scars and keloid treatments worldwide and the pioneers in India.
A typical keloid treatment protocol is a combination of treatments repeated at in 2-3 month intervals over 2 years or more. Results are seen as early as three months into the treatment, but completing the prescribed protocol is essential for sustained results.
Interesting Facts About Keloid Treatment:
1. Control the trigger factors:
The formation of keloids is sometimes stimulated by some intrinsic trigger factors. Successful treatment needs thorough understanding of these triggers and expertise to control them.
a. Laser Hair Reduction: Hair follicles and sebum production act as triggers; hence laser hair removal can be added to the protocol.
b. Treat the infection in time: Remove coiled hair, drain abscess/sinus from inside the keloid.
c. Vascularity: Aim to decrease the vascular supply to keloidal tissue with the help of IPL or vascular lasers.
2. Injection treatment:
Steroids/ 5FU injections are often used to stop the growth of keloids. They cause the fibroblasts to stop multiplying and encourage the body to remodel the scar tissue into normal skin. Injections of steroids usually trigger new acne or pimple like lesions which turn into new keloids thus best avoided in acne prone patients. Derma TransportTM is skincity's unique protocol that uses needleless delivery of drugs into keloids. Fractional drug delivery and Enerjet JVR collagen remodelling are the latest tools used to carry out this derma transport.