Keloid Scar Treatments
There are several treatments for keloid scars. Sometimes a combination of these is needed for successful removal or reduction in appearance.
Applying a corticosteroid cream can help with the itchiness. Steroid injections on the other hand can reduce keloid thickness and flatten it out.
Dressings made from stretchy material are worn over new keloids or wounds 12 to 24 hours a day for several months.
Cryotherapy is the process of using liquid nitrogen to freeze the keloid scar to reduce its appearance or remove it.
Large keloids can be flattened and faded using several sessions of laser therapy. It can also help with reducing itchiness.
Surgical removal of a keloid can be done with or without radiation therapy however there is the risk of it growing back, sometimes even larger.