Keloids are a unique type of scar that is raised from the skin and typically darker in color. Texas Dermatology offers keloid treatment for children, teenagers and adults in San Antonio, Kenedy, New Braunfels, and other areas of Texas.
What is Keloid Treatment?
Keloid treatment removes raised scars from the skin. A keloid may develop months after you injure your skin and may continue to expand. Keloids are indications that your body is creating too much scar tissue, and this process is what causes the raised appearance and unusual coloration. Anyone can have a keloid, but we see it most often in patients with darker skin.
How Much Does Keloid Treatment Cost?
Keloid removal is tailored to the needs of the patient, and the cost does vary. After your consultation, we can give you an estimate of your treatment. Financing through CareCredit® may be available for your keloid treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Keloid Treatment?
Keloids are innocuous and do not require medical treatment. Patients choose to have keloid removal for cosmetic reasons.
Am I a Candidate for Keloid Treatment?
You may be a candidate for keloid removal if you have an area of scar tissue that:
- Itches, or is painful or tender when you touch it
- Has a pinkish, purple, or red appearance
- Slowly grows well beyond the size of the original injury
- Has a strange texture compared to the surrounding skin
How is Keloid Treatment Performed?
Texas Dermatology offers keloid treatment with the SRT-100 superficial radiation therapy device. This approach is more effective and produces less skin trauma that injections, surgery, laser treatments, cryotherapy, and other traditional options for keloid removal.
What is the Recovery Like After Keloid Treatment?
Our superficial radiation therapy minimizes recovery time for our patients. The skin may feel slightly irritated until it heals, but the healing process is significantly less intensive compared to other options.
What is the Prognosis After Keloid Treatment?
Keloids rarely return once they are removed with our SRT-100 technology. If your keloid begins to form again after treatment, we recommend scheduling a follow-up treatment. Keloids are caused by an abnormal response from the body when your skin is injured, so you may have new keloids form over injuries that require keloid removal.
How Do I Find Keloid Treatment Doctors Near Me?
Dr. John Browning is board certified in pediatrics, dermatology and pediatric dermatology. He leads a team of expert dermatologists who work with patients of all ages who live in San Antonio, Kenedy, New Braunfels and the surrounding areas of Texas, including children, adolescents, and adults. You and your family deserve exceptional care for keloid treatment, so contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Alamo Heights, Dominion, Kenedy, Mission Trail, and New Braunfels.