Keloid scars a challenging to remove, as they may recur despite treatment at some point in the future. These types of scars are more common around the ears or chest, especially in darker skinned individuals. The mainstay of keloid scar therapy is both steroid injections and plastic surgery. Commonly, plastic surgeons will inject a keloid scar before, during, and after the plastic surgery. Other treatments for aggressive or extensive scarring include low-dose radiation, silicone, pressure, or skin grafts among other things. Only after a comprehensive evaluation can a plastic surgeon help determine appropriate treatment options for you. Best of luck.
Keloids are an important medical problem which are often under appreciated by the medical community. Dr. Michael Tirgan has spent many years evaluating and treating patients with keloids on different regions of the body. The Atlas of Ear Keloids presents new insights into the natural history of keloids and provides a perspective that many of the standard surgical approaches may actually lead to progression of these tumors on ear. He presents good examples of an alternative treatment with cryotherapy that has convincingly eliminated some of the most troublesome keloids on ear. This book will provide valuable information to patients with keloids on ear and to medical professionals that treat these lesions.
Interleukin-10 (IL-10) has been regarded as a cytokine that suppresses the inflammatory response. In animal studies, wound sites were injected with IL-10 prior to wounding. At three days post-wounding, the release of inflammatory mediators had fallen, there was no collagen deposition, and there was restoration of the normal dermal architecture when compared to wounds injected with vehicle. Phase 2 trials are being conducted to determine which of eight intraepidermal doses are best-tolerated and most efficacious in reducing scars. "