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Our Miami office offers the following treatments for keloids:
1. Kenalog Injections
2. Surgical Excision
3. Superficial Radiation Therapy
4. Combination Therapy
A keloid (pronounced key-loid) is a growth of excess scar tissue that occurs after a wound has healed that affects over 11 million people. However, unlike a typical scar, keloids enlarge over time instead of becoming smaller and less noticeable.
Keloids typically have a smooth outer layer, are bright pink or purple in lighter skin types but looks darker or lighter brown in darker skin types. Keloids are raised above the skin in an irregular shape. They can also be painful or feel itchy. Many people report feeling sharp, needle-like sensations from keloids, although the intensity of this sensation varies from person to person.
There are a variety of treatments available for keloids, and many new therapies are being studied. At Arviv Aesthetics we use innovative and proven procedures to give you the results you want. Dr. Arviv will discuss the options for your treatment and work with you to develop a treatment plan that provides results and works for you. Some of the treatments available include:
KENALOG INJECTION INSTRUCTIONS
Keloids are difficult to treat, but several treatments have proven successful, particularly Kenalog injections. Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a steroid that decreases inflammation and prevents the keloid from growing. It can take about two to six Kenalog injections to treat keloids successfully.
Removing the keloid by surgically excising it from the skin is a practical approach to Miami keloid removal. Unfortunately, because the incision to remove the keloid has to heal, the opportunity for scarring and return of the keloid is a possibility. In most cases, the keloid does return, but treatment with Kenalog injections, radiation, or cryotherapy after surgical excision can help prevent regrowth.
Superficial Radiation Therapy
After surgical removal of the keloid, superficial radiation therapy or SRT may be beneficial in preventing a reoccurrence. Radiation can also be used to treat the keloid itself. The treatment can decrease the size of the keloid but may not get rid of it entirely. Radiation works best immediately after the surgical removal of a keloid.
At Arviv aesthetics, we use the state-of-the-art Sensus Healthcare’s SRT-100 which is the most successful and effective way to treat keloids. With a ninety-percent success rate, the SRT-100 has been proven to be effective at treating and preventing keloids, and it is virtually painless.
In most cases, a combination of the above therapies is usually the best option for treating keloids and preventing their reoccurrence. Dr. Arviv is an expert at Miami keloid treatment and will spend the time necessary to help you develop the right treatment that meets your needs and goals. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Excision starts at $750. Prices are subject to change and personalized prices will be provided upon consultation.