A keloid scar is known to be one of the most difficult to treat scars. Just imagine having this type of scar in the exposed part of your body. The overgrown thick and dark tissue developed on the skin of the wound really marks having a very painful wound. The disappointing part is, is its rubbery texture extended outside the boarders of the wound. It is reddish at its early stage but can become
brownish as time goes by. So instead of having a small problem, it extends as well.
This kind of scars is common to dark-skinned people in their younger age, although sometimes, even those in their older age can still suffer from it especially if it runs in the family. Up until this time, its cause is still unknown but it is proven that there is an abnormal reaction of the tissue to the wound. As it forms, there is a painful or stingy sensation on the skin.
This is the most common treatment to Keloid scar. It is just very inconvenient because they should be worn for several hours daily. Some of the said dressings are Silicone gel, Compression earrings, Self-adhesive polyurethane scar reduction patches and many more.
This is another common treatment and may also be used to prevent further damage to the skin. This procedure should be given to patient for a number of weeks to see noticeable improvement in the appearance like flattening of scar.
For large scars, this procedure is recommended. This requires meticulous procedures and should only be done by expert doctors or surgeons in a reputed hospital or clinics. Proper care should be done even after the surgery to make sure that the scars will not be infected by any bacteria that may aggravate its look,
This is an effective method and results are quite permanent but the cost of this procedure may not be affordable to all patients who need it.
This is also one of the most effective procedures to flatten the scar. However, it requires several session before you can get an improved appearance. It means that even if the price of the procedure is minimal, because it requires several session, this can still be costly. But the good thing about this is, it is not painful.
There are other treatments known to lessen keloid scars such as Cryotherapy, laser treatment and Interferon. There are other topical treatments available like Retinoids. This chemical will help improve the appearance of the scar but too much of this may also result to inflammation and redness.
As, mentioned, keloid scar is not very easy to treat and sometimes, combination of the mentioned treatments is necessary. That is why it is important to know how to prevent having it like avoiding tattoos, piercing, and cosmetic surgery. Obviously, the larger the scar, the harder it can be treated.
Lastly, if you want a quick and effective way to treat your keloid scar, go to your dermatologist. Do not self-medicate as much as possible as it might just make it worse.