What is Keloid?

Keloid appears as a result of excessive cell production during when wound healing. Normally when wound healing is complete, cell production is stop but cell production persists in Keloid. Therefore, there is excess tissue accumulation in the area where the wound will heal.

Who is more prone to Keloid?

Keloid, especially in the long-lasting inflammation of inflammation, foreign body, burn, such as the skin in areas where the skin is stretched and in some families is more common. It is most common between the ages of 10-30. It is rarely observed before 10 and after the age of 30 years. Keloid is higher in dark-skinned and blacks people.

When does Keloid occur?

Skin wounds, inflammation, acne, surgical incisions, the region of the vaccine, burns etc. makes skin deformations. Keloid occurs when the recovery process of the skin does not stop.

After surgery, the wound may be a cause of keloid formation in cases such as microbial seizure, stiff sutures and foreign body in the wound. After the healing of the injured area tissue, it appears visibly in about 1 year.

How is the appearance of Keloid?

Keloid is generally pink, red, hard, elastic with a rough lump appearance. Chest, shoulder, chin, ears and lower legs are the most common areas in the body.

Is Keloid Treatment painful?

When Keloid is marked or scarred in any region, it forms over the skin over time. It has a light fluffy and pink color. These scars can be painful and painful if they are new tissue growths that are healed on existing wounds.

How does a Keloid heal?

For some skins, you can apply pressure or massage. It can be treated with retinoid creams, imuquimod, silicone containing creams and covers and keloid creams with cortisone.

In cases where these are insufficient, Pulsed Dye laser and Fractional lasers treatments can be performed.

Cryotherapy is another method used in the treatment of keloid. It is not recommended to remove keloid by surgery unless it is necessary. Because after the surgical intervention, there is a possibility that the keloid will regenerate at 45-100%.

What is our Dermatology Doctors Eda Tiftikçi and Tuğba Türe’s comments on keloid treatment?

The dermatology department looks at the Keloid problem. It is recommended that you do not trust the information on the Internet without any face-to-face medical examination.

How much does Keloid Treatment cost?

Keloid treatment prices vary depending on the region to be applied and the treatment process. If you have any questions about Keloid treatment, you can immediately make an appointment with our Dermatology doctors Tuğba Türe and Eda Tiftikçi.

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