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Keloid Treatment: Restore Smooth, Healthy Skin

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Newport Beach, our board-certified dermatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of keloids, helping you achieve smoother, more comfortable skin. If you're struggling with the appearance or discomfort of keloid scars, our skilled team offers advanced solutions to reduce their size, minimize symptoms, and restore your skin's natural beauty.

Understanding Keloids

Keloids are raised, thick scars that grow beyond the original wound site, often appearing shiny, smooth, and darker than the surrounding skin. They can develop after any skin injury, including cuts, burns, acne, piercings, or surgical incisions, and are more common in people with darker skin tones.

Unlike normal scars, keloids continue to grow over time, sometimes becoming painful, itchy, or tender to the touch. They can appear anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the chest, shoulders, earlobes, and cheeks.

While the exact cause of keloids is unknown, they are believed to result from an overproduction of collagen during the healing process. Some people may have a genetic predisposition to developing keloids, and they can also be triggered by hormonal changes or excessive skin tension during wound healing.

If you have a keloid that is causing physical discomfort, emotional distress, or cosmetic concerns, it's essential to consult with a board-certified dermatologist for professional evaluation and treatment.

Keloid Treatment Options

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we offer a range of advanced treatment options for keloids, tailored to your individual needs and the size, location, and severity of your scar. These treatments include:

Corticosteroid Injections

Corticosteroid injections are often the first-line treatment for keloids. These injections deliver a high concentration of steroid medication directly into the scar, helping to reduce inflammation, flatten the keloid, and alleviate symptoms like itching and pain. Multiple treatments may be necessary for optimal results.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy uses focused light energy to target the blood vessels that feed the keloid, causing it to shrink and flatten. This advanced technique can also help to reduce redness, improve skin texture, and minimize the appearance of the scar. Multiple treatments may be required for best results.

Surgical Excision

For larger or more resistant keloids, surgical excision may be necessary. This procedure involves cutting out the keloid under local anesthesia and closing the wound with stitches. To reduce the risk of recurrence, we may combine surgical excision with other treatments like corticosteroid injections or pressure therapy.

Our experienced dermatologists will assess your keloid and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan based on factors such as the size, location, and duration of your scar, as well as your age, skin type, and treatment preferences.

Preventing Keloids

While not all keloids can be prevented, there are several steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing them:

  • Avoid unnecessary skin trauma, such as piercings or elective surgeries
  • Take good care of any wounds, keeping them clean and moisturized to promote proper healing
  • Use silicone sheets or gels on healing wounds to minimize scarring
  • Protect scars from the sun with clothing or broad-spectrum sunscreen
  • Consider preventive treatments, like corticosteroid injections, for high-risk wounds or surgical sites

If you have a history of keloids or a family history of keloid formation, we can provide additional guidance on preventing future scars and maintaining healthy skin.

Why Choose Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics for Keloid Treatment?

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics, our board-certified dermatologists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating keloids using the most advanced, evidence-based techniques. We prioritize your safety, comfort, and satisfaction throughout your treatment journey.

Our state-of-the-art facility in Newport Beach offers a welcoming, compassionate environment where you can feel confident in the care you receive. We understand that every patient's skin is unique, which is why we take a personalized approach to your treatment, ensuring that you receive the best possible results.

Schedule Your Keloid Treatment Consultation Today

If you're ready to take control of your keloids and restore smooth, healthy skin, schedule your consultation at Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Newport Beach today.

Contact us to book your appointment and take the first step towards achieving your best skin yet. We look forward to providing you with the highest quality care and helping you regain your confidence and comfort.