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Keloids Causes & Treatments

What Causes Keloid Scar?

Scarring is a natural part of the healing process. Any injury, burn, surgical operation or skin problem, like acne, can cause a scar. Scarring is psychologically distressing and cosmetically challenging to treat. Concealing an inconspicuous scar is easy. However, facial scars or large visible scars are unattractive and can be difficult to conceal with make up.

Keloids are overgrown scars from overly aggressive wound healing. Excessive collagen were produced in the dermis during connective tissue repair resulting in the progressively enlarging scar that are thick, irregular, raised, red scars that extend beyond the wound boundary. A keloid scar is benign and is harmless, however they can be itchy, pain and may hamper movement.

Treatments to Remove Keloid Scars

We have many modalities of fractional skin resurfacing and non-fractional scar treatments. As Keloid is caused by over excessive collagen, to reduce it, we will need to use collagen remodeling lasers, to decrease the depth and improve the appearance of your scars.

There are many types of scars and different approaches are needed to achieve optimal results. A thorough examination to determine the extent, depth, colour and type of your scars will be required. We will then recommend a personalized blend of treatments for you according to your scars. Since each individual is unique, Dr Thean or Dr Chiam will be closely monitor your progress to modify your treatments on your journey to achieve a much smoother skin.