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Keloid Scar Treatment

A man with a keloid on his shoulder

Keloid Scar Treatment

Are you looking for effective keloid treatment options in the UK? At Derm Design, we specialise in advanced techniques for managing and reducing keloid scars. Keloids are raised fibrous scars that can develop after skin injuries or surgeries. They often extend beyond the original wound and can be cosmetically bothersome or even painful.

Our Services for Keloid Scar Treatment in the UK

Consultation and Assessment: Our experienced dermatologists will thoroughly evaluate your keloid scars to determine the best treatment approach. We take into account factors such as the size, location, and severity of the keloids, as well as your medical history and individual needs.

Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Steroid Injections: Corticosteroids are commonly used to reduce inflammation and flatten keloid scars.
  • Silicone Gel or Sheets: These products can help soften and flatten keloids over time.
  • Cryotherapy: Freezing the keloid tissue can sometimes shrink the scar.
 

Surgical Options:

  • Excision: Surgical removal of the keloid followed by techniques to prevent recurrence, such as radiation therapy or intralesional steroids.
  • Laser Therapy: Certain lasers can target and reduce the bulk of keloid scars. 

Why Choose Derm Design for Keloid Scar Treatment in the UK?

  • Expertise: Our team comprises skilled dermatologists with extensive experience in keloid treatment.
  • Personalised Approach: We tailor treatment plans to suit your unique scar characteristics and goals.
  • Advanced Techniques: We stay updated with the latest advancements in keloid management to offer you the best outcomes.
  • Supportive Environment: We understand the impact of keloids on your confidence and well-being, and we strive to provide compassionate care throughout your journey.
  • Post-Treatment Care: We provide comprehensive instructions on how to care for your skin after keloid treatment to optimise healing and minimise the risk of new keloids forming.
 

Schedule a Consultation Today

Don’t let keloid scars hold you back. Schedule a consultation with us to explore effective treatment options and regain smoother, more confident skin. Contact us to book your keloid scar treatment in the UK or inquire about our services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Keloid scars are thick, raised scars that go beyond the boundaries of the original skin injury. They form when the body overproduces collagen during the healing process, leading to a buildup of scar tissue. Keloids are more common in darker skin types and can develop after minor injuries, surgical incisions, piercings, or even acne.

The treatment for keloid scars may include:

  • Injections: Corticosteroid injections can help reduce inflammation and flatten the keloid.
  • Laser Therapy: Specific types of lasers can reduce the scar’s thickness and improve skin texture.
  • Surgical Removal: Surgery can remove the keloid scar, but there’s a risk of a new keloid forming in the same area.
  • Cryotherapy: Freezing the keloid with liquid nitrogen can help reduce its size.
  • Pressure Therapy: Wearing silicone sheets or pressure earrings can help flatten the keloid over time.

While some treatments can significantly reduce the appearance and size of keloid scars, there’s always a risk of keloids re-forming or growing back, especially after surgical removal. Continuous treatment and preventive measures, like avoiding unnecessary skin trauma in prone areas, are important.

Preventing keloid scars involves minimising skin injuries and taking immediate care of wounds. If you’re prone to keloids, you might want to reconsider elective surgeries or piercings. For minor injuries, using silicone gel sheets or pressure treatment can help. Additionally, promptly treating acne or infections can reduce the risk of keloid formation.

Keloid scars are not harmful to one’s health; they are primarily a cosmetic concern. However, they can cause discomfort, itchiness, and in some cases, restrict movement if located near a joint. Although keloids are benign, any rapid growth or change in a scar should be evaluated by a healthcare provider to rule out other conditions.

Dr Miller is here to help

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Dr. Natalia Miller

Individuals have unique skin concerns and needs. Whether you seek to address specific issues, rejuvenate your skin, or simply enhance its quality, microneedling could be the ideal solution. Although this treatment is generally minimally invasive, it’s crucial to select a qualified and experienced dermatologist for safe and effective results. Consulting with an expert like Dr. Miller, who boasts over two decades of experience in treating skin conditions and rejuvenation, is highly advisable.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Miller will consider your medical history to tailor the treatment plan to your specific requirements. She will assess your goals, expectations, and any relevant medications, thoroughly discussing the procedure’s benefits and potential risks. If microneedling is determined to be the most suitable option, Dr. Miller will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your skin condition before proceeding.

Following the treatment, Dr. Miller will provide you with precise instructions for post-procedure skincare and what to anticipate during the recovery phase. Subsequently, she will schedule a follow-up appointment to evaluate the treatment results and make any necessary adjustments. Additionally, she may explore additional treatment options to help you attain your desired outcomes.