Keloid Scar on Head for Past 4 years

Patient

Q: Do keloids last a lifetime? I have one from surgery (brain surgery) and its been there for almost 4 years now. Will it ever go away?

Doctor

A:   Unfortunately, keloid sars are permanent and do not usually resolve without treatment of some kind. there are several different treatment modalities that can be used to treat Keloids.

Laser therapy
Steroid injection into scars
Various medications
Occlusive dressings
Radiation therapy
Surgical removal

The type of treatment used is determined by the size of the scar, location and other factors such as depth of the scar.

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