Keloid Scars: 5 Solutions, 1 Problem
In taking care of your skin there are certain routines that we follow in order to protect our skin from harmful fungi and unwanted scars. But there are instances that no matter how we take good care of our skin, problems will still rise on the occasion.
What’s a Keloid Scar?
Scars occur when an open wound heals or when there is less production of collagen during rapid expansion or stretching of skin tissues. A keloid scar happens when the production of tissue on a healing wound is abnormal. Depending on the circumstances, keloid varies in color, appearance and surface. Although it’s not acquired through air, it can be painful, itchy and the texture of the scar changes. In most cases, hypertrophic scars can be mistaken as keloid scars. Take note that these two types of scars have different properties. A hypertrophic scar does not extend beyond the boundaries of the scar while Keloids tend to spread further.
Tips on How to Treat Keloid Scars
Remedies like Topical Cream- the fate of the scar depend on how effective the scar removing cream you are going to use. The reason why I would encourage you to start using cream is because it’s cheaper and it requires minimal care. But you have to carefully choose the product that you are going to use because there are a lot of scar removing creams in the market that are not potent enough for keloid. The effectiveness of your scar removing cream can really make a difference on how your scar would look.
Medical Surgery- having a surgery is a sure fire way to get rid of your problem and it is also one of the expensive method as well. If your problem can be treated using other means, I would advise you to do so because surgery would require extra care during operation and after. There is also a 50-50 chance that the scar will re-appear if not properly cared.
Silicone keloid Scar Sheets- unless you have a good scar cream that you are going to use with a silicon scar sheet, this method won’t be that effective. But there are two issues with this method that makes it less of an option. There are cases and reports that the scar did not disappear and it turned back to what it used to look when the application was stopped. It is also inconvenient to use and can cause itching most of the time.
Injection of steroid- if your keloid scar ages and starts to thicken, the best thing for you to do is ask your dermatologist to perform steroid injection on it. Two or more seasons of this process can completely erase the mark on your skin. But there are discussions about the safety of using it and the injection is very painful and uncomfortable.
In removing keloids it is best to take action during the early stages of the problem so that you won’t have to spend too much time, effort and money treating it. In the worst case scenario a radiation therapy is your ultimate option to get rid of those nasty scars. Although it is 100% effective, it still requires time and money in the process.