CARE

  FOR YOUR SKIN

Keloids

Keloids can be considered to be "scars that don't know when to stop". A keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin. It usually has a smooth top and a pink or purple color. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not subside over time.
 
Your dermatologist may recommend a special injection (intralesional steroids). These are safe and not very painful. Injections are usually given once per month until the maximum benefit is obtained. Injections are safe (very little

steroid gets into the bloodstream) and usually help flatten keloids. 

To discuss your treatment options, schedule an appointment today.