Keloid Scarring

Keloid Scarring

A keloid scar is one with an overgrowth of dense fibrous tissue, mostly occurring on darker skin.  Usually affecting those between 10 and 30 years of age, it develops after an injury has healed and may extend beyond the borders of the healed wound. Keloid scars are usually shiny, hairless, hard and rubbery. Some important facts about these scars are as follows:

•   Wounds that are under pressure or get infected during the healing process are most likely to develop into keloid scars. (e.g. burn and acne scars)
•   Chickenpox, acne, scratches, surgical incisions, traumatic wounds, burns and vaccinations site can pave way for Keloid scars
•   The tendency to scar this way may be inherited from family members
•   Keloid scars are not contagious and do not carry a risk of cancer

 

Treatment

The treatment will vary depending on the size of the Keloid scar. Smaller scars can be treated with a series of injections (4-6 sessions). However, bigger scars will require monthly steroid injections into the keloid. Both types of treatments will result in the scar being flattened and made to match the surrounding skin area to make it less noticeable. The best part about treatments by Dr Chantrey is that she uses other advanced methods of scar management so that there is almost zero down time and you can get back to your regular activities straight away.

Miss Chantrey specialises in full assessment to restore a subtle, youthful appearance. All treatments performed by Miss Chantrey are to protect, maintain, improve and preserve the physical and mental wellbeing of her patients. Natural enhancement is the primary goal which can restore self-confidence and self-esteem.

Psychological impairment can be related to the above medical conditions. Correction and treatment of these conditions can have significant health and psychological benefits for the patient.