Treating Earlobe Keloids with Surgery and Corticosteroid Injections

There’s an extremely encouraging article published by a group of Korean keloid specialists in 2009 who had a 61% success rate in treating earlobe keloids with a combination of surgery and intralesional triamcinolone acetonide injections. Here’s a summary of the key points: 18 keloids on 15 Korean patients were treated (1997-2006) All female patients, aged [...]

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Current Treatment Options for Keloid Scars (February 2010)

To date, one of the best evidence-based research reports into the treatment of keloids is Rei Ogawa’s ‘The Most Current Algorithms for the Treatment and Prevention of Hypertrophic Scars and Keloids’, which was published in the February 2010 edition of the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Here are [...]

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Quality Clinical Trials to Improve the Future Treatment of Keloid Scars

Patients with keloids that have been unresponsive to treatments (which is quite a large percentage) are normally devastated. It is extremely frustrating that even with the advances in medical science today, an acceptable solution to deal with these ugly scars just can’t be found. If you’ve had countless steroid injections, tried all sorts of silicon [...]

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