Raised scars called keloids can form on your skin after a traumatic injury. They can show up anywhere on your body. Sometimes, they can show up three months after the original injury. Keloid removal can restore your appearance and boost your confidence and self-esteem.
How Keloid Removal Works
Keloid removal is a skin growth removal procedure that can be performed under an hour using local anesthesia. The surgery is typically used to remove extensive keloids. After being surgically removed, additional treatments can be used to keep them from returning. These treatment options may include silicone sheet dressings, compression therapy and injectables. Laser treatment and radiation therapy can also be used to shrink keloids.
You may experience redness and swelling that can be relieved with pain medications and ice packs. Many people return to work within a couple of days after the procedure. It may take up to two months for incisions to fully heal. You will receive special after- care instructions to help with the recovery process.
Ideal Keloid Removal Candidates
Individuals considering keloid removal should be a non-smoker in good general health. A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon can help you understand the risks and determine if you are an ideal candidate. You must be willing to undergo multiple treatment sessions to prevent keloids from returning. Underlying medical conditions and smoking can interfere with recovery by slowing healing and causing complications.
Schedule a Keloid Removal Consultation
If you have keloids you would like to have removed, make a consultation appointment with NYC board certified surgeon Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam. During your consultation, Dr. Nikfarjam will examine your skin and explain your treatment options. If you are an ideal candidate, you can receive a customized treatment plan to help you reach your goals. Schedule a keloid removal consultation today.