Keloid Scar Treatment At A Glance

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Time

15 minutes

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Price

from £125 and £175 consultation

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Treatment

Course of steroid injections

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Recovery

Return to work as normal

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Do

Wear dressings if provided

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Sauna, swim or steam for 7 days

Keloid Scar Treatment in Leeds

When the skin is broken – for example, by a cut, bite, scratch, burn, acne or piercing – the body produces more of a protein called collagen. As part of the natural healing process, collagen gathers around the damaged skin, building up to help the wound seal over. The resulting scar usually fades over time, becoming smoother and less noticeable. Some scars don't stop growing, invading healthy skin and becoming bigger than the original wound. These are known as keloid scars, which affect around 10-15% of all wounds.

Keloid scars are more common on the upper chest, shoulders, head (especially the earlobes) and neck, but they can happen anywhere.

Keloid Scar Treatment in Leeds
Keloid Scar on shoulder

Treatment for keloid scars

We can treat keloid scarring at our clinic in Guiseley, by using steroid injections to break down the build up of collagen.

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Treated - 11/10/2021

"Really quick & efficient, consultant was very comforting and informative. Always ran through all potential scenarios and possible side effects of the procedure.

Very quick procedure and really happy with the results, it has healed well."
Female, 20s
Surgical Keloid Scar Removal

Keloid Scar Treatment prices

All treatments are carried out by a Consultant Plastic Surgeon or Consultant Dermatologist.

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Consultation with Consultant£175
First Steroid Injection Treatment (as part of consultation)£125
Per Additional Steroid Injection Treatment£250

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We offer a free online consultation to assess your condition. Fill in a simple form and we will let you know your treatment options.

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Keloid Scar Treatment Information

Keloid scars are normally:

  • Shiny
  • Hairless
  • Raised above surrounding skin
  • Hard and rubbery
  • Red or purple at first, before becoming brown or pale
  • Long lasting, and sometimes don't form until months or years after the initial injury

They're usually painless, but some can cause:

  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Itchiness
  • A burning feeling
  • Limited movement if located on a joint

Some people feel embarrassed or upset if they think the scar is disfiguring them.

Experts don't fully understand why keloid scarring happens. They are not contagious or cancerous.

Keloid scars can sometimes develop after minor skin damage, such as burns, acne scars and even chicken pox, but they can sometimes happen spontaneously with no history of skin trauma. If you've had a keloid scar before, you're more likely to get another.

Learn more about keloid scars.

Who gets keloid scars?

Keloid scars can affect anyone, but they're more common in people with dark skin and it's thought they may run in families. Younger people between the ages of 10 and 30 are more likely to develop them.

Can you prevent keloid scars?

You can't completely prevent keloid scars, but you can avoid any deliberate cuts or breaks in the skin, such as tattoos or piercings, including on the earlobes.

Treating acne will reduce the likelihood of acne scars appearing. Avoid minor skin surgery to areas more prone to keloid scarring – the upper chest, back and upper arms – if possible.

How are keloid scars treated?

During your consultation, your Surgeon or Doctor will assess your skin and discuss your options.

Steroid injections for keloid scars

In most cases they will recommend a course of steroid injections. These can be administered in our consultation rooms, and we can usually begin immediately.

The steroids help to reduce the inflammation and over time most scars are significantly reduced in size.

Scar revision surgery

In some cases your Surgeon might recommend a surgical scar revision procedure instead.

This is a single surgical procedure in which the affected scar is excised (removed) and the skin either side is carefully re-stitched to form a new scar.

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