If you’ve ever had a keloid scar, you know how annoying and harmful to your self-esteem they can be. But don’t worry because, in this article, we’ll talk about what keloid scars are, what causes them, and, most importantly, how to stop them from ruining your skin and confidence.
Keloid Scar, What is It?
Keloid Scar is a raised scar that can happen when your body makes too much collagen in response to an injury. Keloids differ from normal faults because they can grow more significant than the original wound and be itchy, painful, and a different color. They can also make you feel bad about yourself, especially if they are on your face, neck, or arms, where everyone can see them.
How or Why Do They Happen
Having darker skin, especially if you are of African, Hispanic, or Asian descent, is one of the most significant risk factors for getting Keloids. This is because darker skin has more melanin, which can worsen inflammation and make keloids more likely to form. Also, if you have a history of keloids in your family, you may be more likely to get them yourself.
You may also be more likely to get keloids if you have a wound or injury that takes a long time to heal, like a burn or an incision from surgery. Scars from acne and chicken pox can also make you more likely to get keloids. Or any injury that breaks the skin, like a piercing or tattoo, can cause keloid formation, especially if the wound gets infected.
Overall, keloids are caused by a lot of different things. Even though some people are more likely to get keloids than others, you can lower your risk by taking good care of any cuts or wounds.
Keloids vs. Hypertrophic Scar
Keloids commonly differ from hypertrophic scars because they grow past the original wound site. Keloids usually itch, burn, stick out, and can change the shape of the skin in a big way. They look bad and can get bigger, and they have always been hard to treat with surgery or injections.
How To Stop Keloids
You can do a few things to lower your risk. First and foremost, it’s important to treat wounds or injuries properly. This means washing them well and putting a clean bandage over them until they are fully healed. You should also avoid swimming in a pool or hot tub, which could cause the wound to open up again or get infected.
Another way to avoid getting keloids is not to get tattoos or piercings that aren’t necessary. These can be a fun way to show who you are, but they also make you more likely to get keloids, especially if you have had them. If you get a tattoo or piercing, go to a place with a good reputation, a clean environment, and professionals who know how to keep it clean.
Other Methods To Avoid Kelod Scars
You can do other things to lower your risk of keloids besides being careful about injuries and changes to your body. One should live healthily by eating well, working out regularly, and getting enough sleep. This can help your immune system work better and speed up healing, making keloids less likely to form.
You can also avoid getting keloids by not putting too much pressure or tension on your skin, especially in places where you are likely to get them. This could mean not wearing tight collars, waistbands, or jewelry, which can irritate the skin and leave scars.
Lastly, if you have a history of keloids or have had them, you must talk to your doctor before surgery. They may tell you to do certain things or treatments, like steroid injections or silicone sheets, to reduce scarring and help stop keloid formation.
Keloid Treatment at The Graivier Center
Cryotherapy is a unique way to treat keloids because it works from the inside out to treat scar tissue. This removes the affected tissue and makes it less likely that the keloid will return. At The Graivier Center, our CryoShape probe is especially good at treating keloids because it targets deep scar tissue and freezes a more expansive area along the whole scar.
A local anesthetic is often enough to numb a small area. Still, a general anesthetic may be needed for a larger size. Even though most patients only need one treatment session, sometimes more sessions are required to get the desired results.
After CryoShape therapy, the treated keloids may turn black and fall off or shrink over time.
Overall, CryoShape is a safe and effective way to treat keloids. So, how do we consult?
At The Graivier Center, we care about getting to know our patients personally. Each patient is treated individually, so they have a personal consultation before any treatment. Dr. Graivier and our staff will meet with you to help you decide which procedure(s) or treatment(s) will help you reach your aesthetic goals.
At the end of the consultation, you and the doctor will talk about the treatment you want, what you expect, the benefits and risks, and how you’ll feel afterward.
How Keloid Treatment Can Save You
Keloids can be about more than just how they look. They can make you feel bad, itch, and hurt, lowering your quality of life. Keloids can also limit your range of motion and make it hard to get dressed or care for yourself.
Effective treatment can make you feel better physically and emotionally, restore your confidence and self-esteem, and get you back to doing what you used to do. Also, getting the keloid treated quickly and immediately can keep it from getting bigger and harder to treat.
But it’s important to remember that not everyone can use every keloid treatment. Several things, like the size, location, and severity of the keloid, as well as your medical history and personal preferences, will affect which treatment is best. So, talking to a qualified medical professional is essential to determine the best treatment plan for you.
Schedule a Session With Us
If you have keloids and want to find effective ways to treat them, make an appointment with us today. At The Graivier Center, we treat keloids in a personalized and effective way using cutting-edge technology and methods.
Our skilled team wants to help you get the best results possible and improve your quality of life. Don’t let keloids hold you back any longer. Call us today to set up a consultation and take the first step toward a happier, healthier you.
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For now, we hope to see you here in our clinic, and may we help you achieve the best for your keloid scar treatment!