How To Treat Keloids?

How To Treat Keloids?

Body piercings have become a trend more than the traditional thing that girls used to get done earlier. Today, piercings are not left to be done only in the ears or nose, but almost everywhere! In fact, even guys are getting their bodies pierced now. While all of this may seem trendy, there could be negative effects of the piercing even if you have yourself pierced well and follow self-care instructions.

Keloid is one of the most common complications associated with body piercings, which is noticed as a large bump in the area that has been pierced. A keloid is a round solid mass that is caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue, and is seen basically in the ears and nose. If you are a victim, you need to immediately visit Maitri Hospital’s ENT surgeon in Kota, who can help you treat such problems of the ear and nose with the best results. However, keloids can be found elsewhere too where the skin has experienced injury or trauma. A keloid can be noticed as a bump, but may begin with redness of the skin, tenderness of the skin, swelling, or itchiness at the site.

Keloids appear equally in both men and women. However, those with darker skin like the Africans, African-Americans, and Hispanics are 15 times more likely to develop keloids. Also, men and women aged between 10 to 30 years of age are more likely to develop keloids than those older to that. In addition, keloids can also be a genetic problem for some.

Keloids are not only the result of piercings. They could be caused by a variety of factors like vaccinations, acne, tattoos, cuts, burns, or surgery. Whatever the reason, keloids can be very disturbing and harmful. Thus, they need to be treated. The best way to keep yourself away from keloids forming in the first place is by avoiding any kinds of piercings at all. But, even if you have, and are now a victim of this problem, there are ways to treat the condition.

Based on the size and location of your keloid, the correct technique and treatment is decided upon. Keloids needn’t necessarily be removed; they can instead be managed. You can treat them with steroids, anti-inflammatory medications, or through freezing. The most common treatment includes Corticosteroid being directly injected into the tissue; requiring an injection session every month for 3-4 months. However, keloids tend to return even after being treated. This is why it is always advised to have the keloids removed once and for all. This can be done through surgery that alleviates symptoms and keeps them from recurring. After removal, there are certain post-surgery treatments that need to be followed to keep the keloids from recurring. Post-surgical treatments include silicone sheet dressings applied directly to the skin around the incision, compression therapy to mechanically flatten the scar formation, or injections with drugs that disable keloid tissue formation.

Keloid removal is safe and the results are minimally visible scarring. Because it is a commonly performed procedure, the procedure has been advanced to improved techniques today. Last but not the least, with minimized keloid recurrence and improved keloid scars, you are definitely going to enhance your self-esteem and confidence.

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