What is a keloid?
Keloids can be defined as over growth of scars that doesn’t know when to stop. A keloid, sometimes is also referred to as a keloid scar. They appear as a tough heaped-up scar that are raised above the rest of the skin. It generally has a smooth top and may appear purple or even pink colour. Keloids are knobbly and irrreularly and these tend to grow progressively with time. Unlike normal scar tissue, keloids do not regress or improve with time. This can cause lots of psychological distress to the sufferers. Keloid can grow unprovoked or follow dermal trauma. T
he growth of keloid can be uncontrollable and can continue to grow without regression. These patients may experience itching and pain. Common occurring sites include chest, shoulder, earlobes, back of the head, scalp, and upper back. Keloids sometimes is confused with hypertrophic scars.The gold standard treatment for all keloids is intralesional steroids which is usually triamcinolone in the dose of 10mg/ml and this is often mixed with saline and or local anaesthetic or both.
If you have keloids or hypertrophic scars you should seek help with your local doctors or hospitals but if you do not get help and support locally then you may contact Renew Skin and Health Clinic in Leamington Spa on 01926 422 454. We have clients regularly coming to us form various parts of UK such as Birmingham, Coventry, Worcester, Oxford, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Leicester, Nottingham, London, Northampton, Luton, Bedford and so many other places to have their keloids treated by us.At Renew Skin and Health Clinic in Leamington Spa (CV32 4RT) there is a consultation fees of £100 and treatment costs generally vary from £250-500 per treatment depending upon the severity of the problem.
Dr Jha has extensive experience in treating these keloids or Hyper trophic Scars in his private clinic and he generally he combines Pulsed Dye Laser to the old-fashioned method of treatment of steroid injections. We recommend you to have one treatment every month to three months till the point when one is happy with the outcome achieved. Success rate is variable and the success rate vary between 50-75% and therefore there is no guaranteed cure on Keloids.There are some side effects of the treatment at any centre, but they are rare and those are: dermal atrophy which means the treated area skin becomes thin and shiny, pain at the injection and telengiectasia. But these side effects are minimal with the concomitant use of Pulsed Dye laser which is available at our clinic.