Earlobe Keloid Treatment
A keloid is the growth of extensive scar tissue, often occurring on an earlobe that has been pierced. In earlobe keloids, the scar tissue can thicken, growing into a mass that can overtake the entire earlobe. Keloids are more common in African Americans, Asians and other people of darker pigment. The keloid can grow to the point of becoming disfiguring and creating functional problems.
The exact cause of keloid scar formation is unknown, but it does seem to be linked to hereditary and hormonal factors. Scar tissue continues to grow unless treated with steroids or other methods. To remove an earlobe or other keloid, there are several different ear procedures that experienced facial plastic surgeons like Dr. Khosh use.
Dr. Khosh offers keloid removal treatments and surgery for earlobes and other skin areas. For small keloids, steroid injections can be all that is needed for treatment. With larger keloids, surgical removal followed by steroid injections or surgery followed by radiation treatment may be needed. Each case can be different and not all keloids respond in the same manner to treatment.
If you have an earlobe keloid that needs to be removed, contact Dr. Khosh today to schedule a consultation to discuss treatment. Early treatment of keloids is the best solution, but Dr. Khosh has helped many patients with larger earlobe keloids through surgical removal and post-surgical treatments.
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