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Earlobe Keloid Excision

Safe Earlobe Keloid Excision

Earlobe keloids can negatively impact your appearance. At Epiderma, you can get it removed safely in the hands of expert dermatologists.

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Keloid Treatment in Jayanagar, Bangalore


Keloid Treatment in Jayanagar | Epiderma Clinic. Keloid, the thick scar (skin growth) forms over a period of 3-12 months following wound healing. It’s an exuberant healing response to any deep trauma. The skin prone to keloid are cheeks, ear lobe, shoulders, upper arms and chest. It appears hard, firm, multiple in nature though not cancerous.

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How do Keloid Treatment Work at Epiderma

Keloid Treatment in Jayanagar. At Epiderma Clinic, you can be removed your keloid excision safely in the hands of our expert dermatologists. The main risk factor for keloid is dark pigmented skin, commonly seen in ethnic race of Africa, Asia and Hispanics apart from family history. The triggering factor can be ear lobe piercing, chicken pox, acne, biopsy procedure or post procedure / surgical healing. Keloids are treated with surgical and non-surgical procedure.

Non-surgical Procedures:
  • Corticosteroid Injections: Corticosteroids inhibit inflammation and cell growth in the healing area. Injections are given intralesional and successful in resolving the keloids by over 50%. Multiple doses are given over a period of 3-6 months. It is also considered for follow-up to surgical procedures for suppressing the recurrence.
  • Silicone Sheeting: It’s a non-invasive method where silicone sheet is worn over the scar for longer hours of the day. This facilitates in maintaining the raised temperature and hydration in the scar area. It is considered after the wound has healed.

Surgical excision of keloid involves complete removal of keloid and advised for other supportive treatments to prevent its recurrence. The procedure is done under the impact of anaesthesia followed by pressure dressing. The supporting treatments like corticosteroid injection & silicone sheeting are advised to check on recurrence.

Laser therapy is considered for smaller size keloids specially in acne cases. It reduces the size and fades the color of keloid.

Cryotherapy freezes the keloid from inside and helps in reducing the size and hardness of keloid. It is considered to be effective for smaller size keloids. Multiple sessions tend to provide higher success rates. 

Benefits of Keloid Excision:
  • Addresses the aesthetic concerns
  • Combination treatment is possible and yields higher successful results
  • Multiple options available for treating the keloids

Frequently Asked Questions

They commonly develop on chest, shoulder, ear lobes & back.

You are more likely to develop keloid if you have one or more of the following factors: 

  • Belonging to ethnic Chinese, African Americans or Black race. 
  • Having a family history of keloids.

Keloids may occur after injury, burns, surgery and if the wounds get infected or heal under tension. It can also occur following tattoos, ear piercing, acne, chicken pox etc. It can occur spontaneously also in which case they may be numerous.

Surgery is an avoidable option, but can be done on certain sites and conditions like: o Ear lobe keloids as they respond better to surgery. 

  • Surgery can be done to reduce the bulk of keloid. 
  • Post-surgery wound care is important, like avoiding prolonged sutures and secondary infection. 
  • Post-surgery instructions like follow up with pressure dressings or injecting steroids should be emphasized to patient.

Treatment can reduce the size of Keloid, symptoms like pain and itching in the keloid etc., however many a time it tends to recur in months to years even after successful treatment.

  • Avoid cosmetic procedures if not essential. 
  • If you develop keloid after ear piercing, use pressure dressings immediately and avoid second piercing. 
  • Do a test spot before doing tattoo or body piercing. 
  • Inform the surgeon of your keloidal tendency, he may use a different technique to reduce chances of keloid or advise you against it. 
  • Proper wound care after injury reduces the chance of keloid. 
  • Patients with post burns scars need to use pressure garments, as they are more prone to keloids.
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