Ear Keloid Treatment
While we go through our course of life, performing our daily activities, we sometimes get injured or wounded. The body reacts to this by starting to produce collagen to heal the wound. The wound eventually gets healed and leaves a small scar. However, sometimes the body reacts abnormally to the wound, and loses the track of when to stop collagen production. This leads to formation of raised scars, that go much beyond the actual wound sight. These scars are called keloids, which mostly appear on ears, chest, neck or back.
What are Keloids?
Keloids are overgrowths of scar tissues. These are caused due to trauma. Normal physical injuries are the most basic reason for keloid formation. Ear piercings also cause keloids sometimes. Other reasons include surgical scars, acne, insect bites and tattoo. There are also instances when keloid is formed without any injury. Such keloids are spontaneous keloids. They usually form when a person has a family history of the problem and has immediate relatives (father, mother or child) suffering from the problem. People who have dark, pigmented skin are more prone to develop a keloid. A keloid is common in both men and women and can occur at any age, however generally people under the age of 30 are more prone to developing a keloid.
Why should I treat my Keloid?
Keloid never poses any serious health problems; however, it can take a toll on a persons’ confidence and emotional being. The round or disoriented bulge that appears on visible parts of body does not look good and a person may feel embarrassed about it. Keeping aside the aesthetics, keloids are also irritating, itchy and painful to touch. They cause a serious level of discomfort and tend to restrict movements, especially when they form on joints. So, a person may want to get his keloid treated for cosmetic reasons as well as to relieve himself of the pain and discomfort.
However, treating keloid is a difficult and tricky procedure. Since these are formed due to injuries and scars, a surgery is not the best option to treat them, because there is always a chance of keloid returning at the sight of the surgical scar. But there are ways that it can be prevented. The doctors usually perform the surgery in addition to other treatments such as cryotherapy, laser therapy, corticosteroid injections, ligature, retinoid creams or radiation therapy. The doctor will also give you pressure earrings to wear after the surgery, for at least 6-12months, to reduce the blood flow and prevent the formation of new keloid. You can also use silicone sheets or gels to reduce the keloid. Doctors too recommend using them after the surgery, as it will prevent any new occurrence.
Keloids are problematic to treat, and there is always a chance that they might return even after treatment, but with us you are sorted. We use advanced technologies and latest equipments for the treatments and perform all the procedures with utmost precision. We make sure to use radiation therapies and all preventive measures after the surgery, so that the risks of reoccurrence of keloid are reduced to the minimum. We offer you the treatment that we know will be the best for you. We also provide you with all the after care that is necessary for the treatment to give its long-term effect. With us, you can keep all your worries regarding the side-effects or other problems at the bay and have assured treatments. So, book an appointment soon and get rid of the nasty bulge, hindering your comfort!