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Keloid Scar Removal Birmingham

Keloid Scar Removal

from £125*

Procedure Time

15 minutes

Results

Removed

Downtime

1-2 days

Time To Heal

1-2 weeks

Numbing

Injection

Recurrence

Low*

What is keloid scar removal surgery?

Surgical keloid scar removal is a procedure where a doctor excises the keloid scar tissue, a thick, raised scar resulting from excessive tissue growth. During this procedure, a local anaesthetic, a numbing injection, is applied to ensure you remain comfortable and pain-free. The doctor carefully removes the keloid, taking care to minimise damage to the surrounding skin. After surgery, the wound is covered with a pressure dressing to help reduce the risk of recurrence. The entire process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and location of the keloid. The aim is to improve the appearance and relieve any discomfort caused by the scar. This method is often chosen when other treatments have not been effective, offering a more definitive removal of the keloid scar.

Is keloid scar removal surgery painful?

Keloid surgery itself is not painful due to the use of local anaesthesia, which effectively numbs the area being treated. Patients might feel a slight tugging sensation during the procedure, but no pain. After the anaesthetic wears off, some discomfort or mild pain may occur, which can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers. The recovery period may involve some tenderness, but this is usually short-lived and manageable.

Results for our patients

What causes a keloid scar growth?

Piercings

Acne

Cuts

Burns

Keloids form as a result of an overactive wound healing process where the body produces too much collagen at the site of a skin injury. This excessive collagen leads to the raised, thickened scar known as a keloid. Factors contributing to keloid growth include genetic predisposition, with a higher prevalence in individuals with darker skin tones. Keloids can develop after various skin injuries, including cuts, burns, surgical incisions, or even minor skin traumas like acne or piercings

What to expect during your keloid scare removal consultation?

Your keloid scare removal consultation will be conducted by our expert dermatology doctor. Our doctor will assess your keloid, determine the most suitable treatment, and answer any questions you may have about your skin. If keloid scar removal is the best treatment, the procedure can be performed in some of our clinics on the same day. Rest assured, all our clinics adhere to safety standards monitored by the General Medical Council and we are insured by Cosmetic Insure.

Three simple steps to start your journey

Contact us

Make a no obligation enquiry on our website. You can attach photos for our doctors to asses so we recommend the best treatment options.

You can also WhatsApp us or call us directly on 0800 009 6109We are here to help you every step of the way.

Your Consultation

Visit your Dr.Derme clinic and meet your specialist for a consultation. During the visit, we will:

        • Complete assessment of your skin
        • Explain your best treatment options
        • Discuss the treatment or procedure
        • Answer all your questions

Your Treatment

Start your microneedling treatment at Birmingham's leading skin clinic. Following the treatment, we provide will all the aftercare advice to get the best results. We are here for you with any follow-up queries:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS​

How to shrink a keloid scar?

Shrinking a keloid can be attempted through several methods. One common approach is the use of corticosteroid injections, which can reduce inflammation and decrease the size of the keloid over time. Silicone gel sheets and pressure dressings are non-invasive options that can also help flatten keloids. In some cases, laser therapy may be used to reduce keloid size. Bok to see our specialists to determine the best treatment based on your keloid’s size and location.

Before your surgery, you’ll have a detailed consultation with your specialist. This is the time to discuss your medical history, any medications you’re taking, and your expectations for the surgery. It’s important to ask any questions you may have and follow the advice given by your doctor.

Follow Pre-Surgery Instructions
Your specialist will provide specific pre-surgery instructions. These may include avoiding lotions or creams on the area to be treated. Make sure to follow these instructions carefully.

Avoid Smoking and Alcohol
If you smoke or consume alcohol, it’s advisable to stop at least two weeks before the surgery. Smoking and alcohol can interfere with the healing process and increase the risk of complications.

Arrange for Transportation
Since you may not be able to drive yourself home after the surgery, arrange for someone to take you to and from the clinic. It’s also helpful to have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours post-surgery.

Plan for Recovery
Prepare a comfortable space at home where you can rest and recover after the surgery. Stock up on any prescribed medications, dressings, and easy-to-prepare meals. Ensure you have everything you need for a few days of rest.

Wear Comfortable Clothing
On the day of your surgery, wear loose, comfortable clothing that’s easy to remove. This will make it easier for you to change without disturbing the treated area. By following these steps, you can help ensure a successful keloid scar removal surgery and a smooth recovery.

Keep the Area Clean
After your keloid scar removal surgery, it’s crucial to keep the surgical area clean to prevent infection. Follow your doctor’s instructions on how to clean the wound, usually involving gentle washing with water.

Avoid Touching the Area
Refrain from touching the surgical site unnecessarily. Your hands can carry bacteria that might cause infection. Always wash your hands before touching the area if necessary.

Use Prescribed Medications
Apply any prescribed topical ointments and take medications as directed by your doctor. These medications can help reduce pain, prevent infection, and promote healing.

Follow Dressing Instructions
Change the dressings as recommended by your doctor. Ensure the wound is covered with clean, dry dressings to protect it from contaminants.

Limit Physical Activity
Avoid strenuous activities that may put stress on the surgical site. Rest and give your body time to heal. Follow your doctor’s advice on when you can resume normal activities.

Watch for Signs of Infection
Keep an eye out for signs of infection such as increased redness, swelling, warmth, or discharge from the wound. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.

Attend Follow-Up Appointments
Make sure to attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your doctor. These appointments are essential to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns.

When considering keloid scar removal, understanding the risk of recurrence is crucial. Surgical removal of keloids without steroid injections has a high recurrence rate, often between 50% to 100%. However, combining surgery with steroid injections significantly reduces this risk. Studies show that the recurrence rate drops to 10% to 50% when steroid injections are administered. Steroids help by reducing inflammation and collagen production, which are pivotal in keloid formation. For effective keloid scar removal, book for steroid injections at Dr.Derme.

If your keloid comes back, follow these steps:

  1. Book a Follow-Up at Dr. Derme: Schedule an appointment with us to check your keloid and discuss personalised treatment options. Early intervention can make a significant difference.

  2. Keloid Shrinking Injections: These injections can help treat keloids effectively if administered early. They work by reducing inflammation and slowing down the growth of scar tissue.

  3. Use Silicone Sheets or Gels: Applying silicone sheets or gels can help flatten and soften the keloid over time. These are available over-the-counter and are a convenient option for ongoing care.

  4. Post-Treatment Care: Proper care of the treated area is crucial. Keep it clean, avoid irritation, and follow any specific care instructions provided by your specialist.

For comprehensive care and treatment, book your follow-up appointment at Dr. Derme.