Having Surgery? 3 Ways to Prevent Keloid Formation
Take it from someone who has dealt with keloids for the last 15 years, regardless of how many differing treatment options you have undertaken without success, there is a solution available to reduce the unsightly appearance of the scarring.
In the beginning I only had a handful of keloid scars across my chest and arms that spawned as a result of a cooking accident that left me with significant burns that required skin grafting. Despite appearing as a grouping of minor scar tissue, over time they grew to be larger than the French fries that caused the kitchen fire and burning in the first place.
If you've never heard of this type of scarring before, keloids are thick, itchy clusters of scar tissue that generally grow beyond the edges of a wound. They are sometimes very nodular in nature, and they are often darker in color than the surrounding skin. As was the case with me, keloid scars have a propensity to reappear, sometimes requiring repeated treatment. This is possibly why I have first hand experience with all the following treatment options.
KELOID TREATMENT AND PREVENTION
A primary tool in the prevention of keloids is to ascertain whether you are prone to such scarring. If this is the case it is highly advised to avoid any elective skin surgery and piercings. Unfortunately for me and my lovely mocha skin, keloids are most common in people with dark skin tones, although they can occur in people with fair skin too.
It wasn't until I reached my early thirties that I chose to do something about my keloid scars and following my doctor's advice I undertook a series of corticosteroid injections. As if living through a nightmare, these unsightly scars proved too resilient and simply reoccurred once I stopped receiving the injections. I have also heard similar stories from people who have undergone various laser treatments, radiation, freezing (cryotherapy), and other forms of surgical removal.
However, the solution that has completely worked for me is the daily application of a natural scar removal cream. This to date has been the only solution that has both reduced the appearance and size of the scarring, as well as curbing the introduction of new keloid scars. In addition, the cream thankfully removed the discomforting and incessant itching that accompanies keloids.
So for those of you who have partaken in various keloid treatment solutions without success I personally recommend BIOSKINCARE. This 100% natural scar cream contains enzymes that dissolves scar tissue while helping the process of rebuilding new collagen and improving the elasticity of the skin. There is no way I would ever think of any other keloid scar reduction solution.
Published April 13th, 2009
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