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Keloid Scar on Head for Past 4 years

Patient: 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: Unfortunately, keloid sars are permanent and do not usually resolve without treatment of some kind. there are several di fferent treatment modalities that can be used to treat Keloids.Laser therapySteroid injection into scarsVarious medicationsOcclusive dressingsRadiation therapySurgical removalThe 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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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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