What are keloids?
Keloids are growths of excess scar tissue where an injury has healed or scarred over. It is common for them to itch and be painful. Sometimes, if keloids occur over a joint, they can inhibit full range of motion. Keloids are often mistaken for hypertrophic scars; however, a keloid scar may grow beyond the boundaries of the original wound.
What causes keloids?
Keloids are typically caused by the abnormal healing of a wound where excess collagen and tissue build up. They occur most often at the site of acne, piercings, chicken pox, cuts, and other injuries or issues.
What are the most common treatments of keloids?
With keloids, we want the appearance of the scar to be diminished. One option is to use silicone dressings to minimize the keloids. Most often, we treat keloids with superficial radiation therapy. This involves using radiotherapy energy on the area for about 90 seconds. Other treatment options are chemotherapeutic and steroid injections and cryosurgery. Sometimes we use these along with laser therapy. Following an evaluation, we can make a recommendation for the most effective treatment.
What is the cost of keloids treatment in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, FL?
The cost of treating keloids varies depending on the extent of the skin condition. Our staff is happy to help you determine if health insurance covers all or part of the costs. We can also help you with financing options.
What do I do to get started with keloids treatments?
It is important to schedule a private consultation so that we can evaluate your skin’s condition and make a recommendation for the most effective treatment for keloids.
Additional Skin Condition Treatments Available:
- Athlete’s Foot
- Lichen Planus
The physicians and staff at Sanctuary Medical Center in Boca Raton provide personalized care for all our Cosmetic Laser Dermatology patients. We use the most advanced technologies in dermatology to help our patients maintain optimum skin health and restore self-confidence by revitalizing their appearance. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, give us a call at 561.886.0970 to speak with our friendly staff