What is the best treatment for keloid scarring, steroids, surgery, or some other procedure?

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Question: What is the best treatment for keloid scarring, steroids, surgery, or some other procedure?

Answer: I am not sure that anyone can honestly say what the best procedure for keloid scarring is, but if the keloid scarring is early, I feel that injections of steroid is the most appropriate way to prevent the keloid scar from getting larger and in most cases we can even shrink the early keloid scar so that it ultimately becomes soft and inconspicuous. If the keloid scar is on the earlobe we can also add a small pressure earring that can assist in preventing the keloid scar from forming or getting bigger. Other adjunctive measures, such as silicone sheeting or silicone gel, as well as aggressive massage can also help, but the injection of steroids is really the mainstay treatment for uncontrolled keloids. As a last ditch measure, in extreme circumstances, external radiation can actually be used for keloid scars.

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