Is it possible to get rid of keloid scars? How do you prevent them from occurring again?

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Question: Is it possible to get rid of keloid scars? How do you prevent them from occurring again?

Answer: Keloid scars can be a very difficult thing to completely get rid of, but if your keloid is relatively new we can consider injections of steroid into the keloid to make it shrink, but if it has been present for an extended period of time then we would have to surgically resect the keloid and then start over following the area very closely so that steroid injections can be placed at the very earliest sign of keloid recurrence in hopes of preventing it from coming back.  Even with this regimen, there is still a significant risk of a keloid recurring, and I always discuss with my keloid patients that there is actually a risk of making the keloid worse than it started though I have not personally seen this actually happen in anybody it, nonetheless, is a very small risk.

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