We offer the following treatments for keloids in Tampa:
1. Kenalog Injections
2. Surgical Excision
3. Superficial Radiation Therapy
4. Combination Therapy
There are 11 million people suffer from keloids. A keloids is a growth of extra scar tissue where the skin has healed after an injury. Keloids expand in claw-like growths over normal skin. They have the capability to hurt with a needle-like pain or to itch without warning, although the degree of sensation varies from person to person.
Keloids are difficult to treat and often we are able to do 2-6 sessions of kenalog injections, w steroid, that reduces inflammation and growth of the keloid and slowly shrinking it. However, if this method is not sufficient due to very enlarged keloids, the only method to “cure” your self and improve the appearance is to excise the keloid and then undergo superficial radiation therapy (SRT) which can achieve cure rates of up to 90%.
Sensus Healthcare’s SRT-100 is a state-of-the-art and effective solution to treat keloids. Numerous clinical publications have demonstrated that combing SRT with surgery is the most effective and successful way to to treat and rid your keloids. Keloids don’t have to be a chronic disease anymore.
- 90%+ cure rate
- Virtually Painless
- Enhance Quality of Life
- Proven Treatment
- Prevents Recurring Surgeries and Injections
KENALOG TREATMENT OPTIONS & THERAPY
Everyone has had an injury that left scar tissue, but for about 11 million
people that scar tissue can turn into a keloid. A keloid is an overgrowth of scar tissue that is smooth to the touch, and usually bright red or purple. They are also raised, creating a large bump on the skin that continues to grow.
Depending on its location, some keloids can look like a tumor, although they are not cancerous. Keloids can also feel itchy or even painful. Some people report feeling a needle-like sensation in the area, although the intensity of this pain is subjective.
Tampa Keloid Treatment Options
There are a number of treatment options currently available for keloids, and many new treatments are being studied. At Arviv Medical Aesthetics, we use only state-of-the-art, proven techniques to treat keloids and prevent their reoccurrence. Some of the treatments we use include:
Kenalog is a corticosteroid called triamcinolone that can be used to prevent keloids from growing by decreasing inflammation and redness. It typically takes about two to six injections of Kenalog to treat a keloid successfully.
Tampa Keloid Removal – Surgical Excision
In some cases, surgical excision of the keloid is necessary. Unfortunately, keloids are notorious for returning after surgical removal, making preventative treatment after surgery a necessity. Typically, Kenalog injections or superficial radiation therapy is used to prevent reoccurrence of the keloid.
Superficial Radiation Therapy
Although keloids are not cancerous, superficial radiation therapy can still be an effective treatment, especially after surgical removal of the scar tissue. At Arviv Medical Aesthetics in Tampa, the state-of-the-art Sensus Healthcare’s SRT-100 device is used to safely and effectively treat keloids. This device has a 90 percent success rate and has been proven to help prevent the reoccurrence of keloids after surgical excision and treatment is painless.
In the majority of people with keloids, a combination of therapies is required for successful treatment and prevention. We want to ensure that you are satisfied with your results. That’s why Dr. Arviv sits down with patients and develops a customized treatment plan with them. By talking with her patients, she learns exactly what your expectations are and can tailor keloid treatment to your needs.
Whether it’s a combination of Kenalog and SRT or surgical excision and Kenalog treatments, Arviv Medical Aesthetics is the authority on keloid treatment. Contact our Tampa office today to schedule an appointment and get the treatment you need and deserve.
EXCISION STARTING AT $300
SUPERFICIAL RADIATION THERAPY STARTING AT $900
Excision starts at $750. Prices are subject to change and personalized prices will be provided upon consultation.
Keloid FAQs: What You Need to Know About Keloids
Keloids can affect a diverse range of people. They may cause physical discomfort or make an individual feel self-conscious. However, keloid removal in Tampa is an option for many. Understanding keloids can help you make an informed decision about potential treatment options and the best treatment plan.
What are Keloids?
Keloids are a type of raised scar. They form as an overgrowth of skin and are typically larger than the original wound. They may look like a large scar, a tumor, or other type of growth.
Cost of Keloid Removal in Tampa
The cost of keloid removal will depend on your treatment plan. As all keloids present differently, you will receive a customized treatment plan. This plan could be a single type of treatment or a combination plan to get the best results for your situation. Scheduling a consultation is the best way to understand your treatment options.
What Does a Keloid Look Like?
Scars are all unique, and as a specific type of scar, keloids are different, but they have recognizable characteristics.
Shape and Texture – Keloids are raised, growing slowly over months or even years. They are usually a round, oval, or oblong solid mass. However, they may spread across the skin and look like spilled liquid.
Size – Keloids tend to spread beyond the borders of the original wound site. They vary significantly in size. Some are small, like acne, while others are large, like footballs.
Color – Initially, keloids are often red or pink or slightly darker than the surrounding skin. It may darken over time or become lighter in the center while staying darker around the edges. Some keloids may darken if the individual spends time in the sun.
Where on the Body Does a Keloid Occur?
Because keloids develop after an injury to the skin, there is the potential for them to form anywhere on the body. Most keloids develop on the ear or earlobe, chest, upper back, jawline, or shoulder. However, people prone to keloids or other risk factors may see them at surgery incisions, naval piercings, or shaving. It is rare for keloids to develop in certain places, such as the palms, soles, tongue, or genital areas.
What Problems Do Keloids Cause?
The symptoms and issues caused by keloids may vary from one person to another. Depending on location, they may affect the range of motion. An individual’s self-esteem may suffer when on the face, hands, neck, or other highly visible areas. The sensations experienced by someone with keloids may vary, including sensitivity or tenderness to the touch, pain, or itchiness.
Who Suffers from Keloids?
Although keloids can affect anyone, some people are more genetically predisposed than others, so those with a family history of keloids are more likely to develop keloids. Research has also shown that people with darker skin are more prone to developing keloids than those with lighter skin tones, meaning Black, Asian, Latin American, and Mediterranean individuals have a higher risk of developing keloids. Age is also a factor, as they are more common in individuals under 30.
What Causes Keloids?
Keloids are caused by an overproduction of collagen. They may form at the site of an injury or wound, from burns or acne, at the site of a tattoo, or occasionally after surgery. However, they grow for no apparent reason, and not every scar turns into a keloid.
The most effective way to treat your keloids is to contact an experienced doctor. With our attention to detail and superior patient care, we can create a customized treatment plan for you. Contact us today to get started.