Keloid Treatment

Keloid Treatment In Bangalore

Keloid Treatment Cost In Bangalore Start from Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 50,000

A keloid is one of the kinds of raised scar that grows much larger than the original wound leading to the formation of scar tissue. It is a harmless, non-contagious condition that develops after the skin gets injured and takes time to present itself. Most commonly, keloids are found on the shoulders, chest, cheeks, and earlobes but they can even affect other body parts. After they appear, they do not fade over time and there is a need for medical treatment. Dermatologists at Charma Clinic have expertise and experience in Keloid Treatment In Bangalore and have helped many people to manage this cosmetic/medical skin concern.

What causes Keloid?

When there is an injury/trauma to the skin, fibrous tissues called scar tissues- the collagen fibres form over the wound to repair and protect the skin. Sometimes, there is unusual natural healing of the skin and in that process the collagen is formed in excess, leaving a raised scar. When there is extra scar tissue growth much larger than the injured area keloids are formed. Following injury, the first sign of keloid which is the thickening of the skin takes months to appear. When the keloid begins to grow, the growth continues gradually for months or even years.

Keloid scarring can be a result of most kinds of skin injuries, including:

  • Ear piercing
  • Severe acne breakout
  • Chickenpox
  • Burns
  • Incisions created during surgery
  • Scratches
  • Skin scrapes or bug bites
  • Inflammation causing skin diseases like folliculitis
  • Tattoo
  • The injection site of vaccination.

Anyone can be affected by a keloid scar. However, the concern is more likely seen in the following groups of people:

  • Dark skinned people
  • People of Asian, American, Mediterranean, or Latin descent
  • Pregnant women
  • People aged below 30 years
  • People with a family history of keloid scars.

Keloid scars are common and affect one's look and sometimes they can cause problems. For more details you can get keloid scar removal in Bangalore with dermatologist Dr. Rajdeep Mysore at Charma Clinic.

How to know that I have Keloid?

Keloid scars present the following symptoms that you can check for:

  • A ridged, usually raised skin or a lumpy skin
  • On touching, the skin feels hard and rubbery or doughy and soft
  • A localised area of flesh-coloured, pink, or red skin of varying shape and size
  • An itchy skin patch that feels tender and causes irritation or discomfort when tight clothing is worn or there is friction
  • A smooth, hard, skin growth with scarred tissue that continues growing larger over time
  • Scars that remain of the same size after their growth has stopped
  • Pain or discomfort felt while keloid grows
  • Darkening of the scarred skin noticeably after sun exposure
  • Infection or bleeding (rarely when keloid opens up on another injury)
  • Restricted movement of the body part affected with tight, hardened scar tissue (very rare)
  • An aesthetically unappealing appearance of the affected skin.

How do dermatologists diagnose Keloid?

Best dermatologist in Bangalore just by looking at the affected skin, they can diagnose keloid.

  • However, there are cases where the patient is suffering from other skin conditions that resemble keloid appearance. For instance, swelling as an allergic reaction to wearing a gold earring can look like a keloid.
  • In case the dermatologist suspects some other condition, the patient may have to go through a skin biopsy procedure. In a skin biopsy, the dermatologist takes out a piece of affected skin to be examined under the microscope. As per the findings, the dermatologist rules out the other possibilities and confirms the diagnosis of keloid.

What are the options to treat or manage Keloid?

No single fixed keloid treatment can help treat keloid in every patient. Usually, dermatologists recommend more than one kind of treatment to their patients diagnosed with keloid for Keloid Scar Removal. Sticking to the recommended treatment plan and a good skin care regime after treatment can help improve the outcome of keloid treatment.

Generally, a treatment plan for a Keloid and Keloid Scar Treatment may include:

  • Medication: Corticosteroids can be injected into the scar to reduce their size and make keloids softer. However, there is a possibility of keloid regrowth after this treatment. To improve the treatment outcome, the dermatologist may recommend follow up injection with keloid surgery or prescribe a pressure pad.
  • Pressure earring, dressing, or garment: When used as directed, it helps reduce blood flow to the area where the keloid has been surgically removed, thereby preventing keloid re-growth. Usually, the pressure pad/device needs to be worn by the patient for 12-20 hours daily for several months.
  • Silicone gel sheets: Medical-grade silicone sheets are applied to either a new keloid or following an injury on a scabbed wound to help flatten the keloid or prevent the keloid from developing.
  • Cryotherapy: It is one of the best Keloid Treatment in Bangalore. In this therapy, liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the keloid from the inside out while avoiding damage to the healthy skin underneath. It helps in reducing the size and hardness of the keloid. Dermatologists prefer using this therapy when the patient has a small keloid scar and no dark skin pigmentation. It can be performed before or after corticosteroid injections and after surgical excision for better results and prevention of keloid recurrence.
  • Laser treatment: Laser heat can help flatten the keloid or raised scar and fade out its colour. Often, the use of lasers is combined with pressure treatment or corticosteroid injections.
  • Surgical excision: Keloid is cut out using a sharp instrument. To avoid keloid recurrence after Keloid Removal Surgery in Bangalore, the dermatologist prescribes the patient pressure pads, corticosteroid injections, or cryosurgery.
  • Ligature: Sometimes, dermatologists may tie a surgical thread around the keloid. The thread will gradually cut into the keloid and cause it to eventually fall off. However, there would be a need to tie new threads every 2-3 weeks when the keloid falls off.   

How to prevent keloid?

Some people have skin prone to keloid and so are advised to follow tips to prevent their scars from developing into a full-fledged keloid. The preventive measures include:

  • Avoid intentional skin injuries like getting tattoos, piercings, or injections.
  • In case there is an injured skin, practise proper wound care as advised by the doctor. Gently wash the wound site with mild/microbial soap and clean water. After washing, dry the area and apply petroleum jelly on it to keep the wound moist. Lastly, cover the site with a sterile bandage. Do all of this daily, until the wound heals.
  • Do not expose the wounded skin to direct sunlight or damaging UV rays from the sun. Wear sun-protective clothing when stepping outdoors during the daytime and seek shade. After the wound heals, daily apply broad-spectrum, waterproof sunscreen.
  • Keep check of the skin around the new ear piercing. If the skin is thickening, remove the earrings and wear pressure earrings instead.
  • Apply silicone gel/ pressure pad or sheets on a scabbed wound for about 6 months to reduce the existing scar size and prevent keloids from forming. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Keloids resolve on their own?

No, Keloid scars won't fade over time. To reduce their appearance, they require treatment by a dermatologist at Charma Clinic.

Which medication is best for Keloid?

Prescription-strength topical corticosteroids, either in the form of creams or injections, can work best to reduce Keloid scar appearance by lessening inflammation and redness.

How can I remove Keloid myself?

There is no proven, natural removal method to get rid of Keloid scars at home. However, some clinical studies reveal that onion extract can help fade out Keloid scars and reduce itchiness and discomfort.

When is surgery needed for keloid treatment?

For large keloid scars for which no other treatment works, surgical removal is required and is the last treatment resort.

What is the cost of keloid scar removal?

The cost of keloid treatment in Bangalore varies for every patient seeking treatment for keloid scars. It depends on various factors such as the size and location of the keloid scar and how complex the procedure is to treat the keloid scar. If keloid scar removal is medically necessary, some insurance providers may pay for your treatment. However, usually, keloid scar is a cosmetic concern so insurance cannot claim its cost.

Getting these treatments helps reduce inflammation and help flatten the scar tissue. For more details visit Charma Clinic to get the benefits of the best Keloid Removal Treatment in Bangalore by an experienced and trained dermatologist.

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The word Charma means skin in Sanskrit and other Indian languages. Charma was conceptualised in the summer of 2013 as a centre to treat dermatological problems. It was started in Chirag Hospital, a small nursing home in South Bengaluru.

Charma Clinic

Chirag Hospital, 3rd floor, #1635, 17th main, J P Nagar 2nd phase, Bengaluru - 560078

Clinic Timings

Monday to Saturday : 9.30AM to 7.30PM
Sunday : Closed!