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Keloid Injections

Keloid Injections

Keloid Treatment

What are Keloids?

Keloids can be itchy, painful and embarrassing. A keloid is an overgrowth of a scar and the keloids grow much larger than the wound that caused it. It is an abnormal wound healing, which results in large, soft and raised scar. Keloid scars are more common in people with darker skins

Since these scars can be noticeable, these can take an emotional toll and can be hard to a person’s self-esteem. Whether you have these ugly scars on your face, ears or neck, you don’t have to worry anymore.  Delhi Skin Centre will prescribe a treatment based on the patient’s age, type of keloid, and other considerations.

Treatment

Since tissues cannot absorb the medication through the skin well, topical application of medicine doesn’t help on keloids. Hence, keloids can be very effectively treated by injecting corticosteroids directly into the scars.

Patients usually receive series of injections. These injections gradually work on relieving the symptoms. In a majority of the cases, these injections are effective in completely resolving a keloid.

How Do Keloid Injections Work?

Since keloids are overgrowth of fibrous tissues as a healing process of a wound, the only way to contain these is by controlling the tissue formation. Corticosteroids help in reducing the production of the protein that forms these fibrous scar tissues. Keloids thus become soft and flat and gradually disappear.