Keloid Removal Now Simple and Painless

If you’ve ever had surgery or a major wound, you likely have a scar that is a constant reminder of that event. Many people form keloid scars that are unlike regular scars because they are raised, dark pink or red in color and usually itchy and painful. Since so many of these scars are on your neck, hands, shoulders or other parts of the body that are noticeable, a lot of patients choose to get rid of these scars. Unfortunately, until recently keloid removal has been largely unsuccessful because it involved several bouts of surgery. However, these days the treatment is different because it offers updated technology that involves a laser, which is highly effective in treating scars that are keloid in nature.
Choosing the Right Treatment for Keloids
When too much collagen is deposited during the healing process, a keloid scar is formed. These scars are extremely uncomfortable, but today there is a laser-type instrument that treats the scars by going deep within the area and freezing off the scar itself. It is a relatively painless procedure, and for most people, it is a one-time treatment because it gets rid of the entire scar in one sitting.
With these laser instruments, liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the keloid scars from the inside out. The procedure starts with the needle being projected deep into the scar, enabling effective keloid removal in just one treatment. In addition, the procedure is fast, low in cost and relatively painless. Occasionally, the area of the scar may be a little sensitive and uncomfortable for a few days after the procedure, but after that the patient should enjoy pain-free days from then on.
When you have a keloid scar, this laser treatment is effective and can usually be performed in a doctor’s office or clinic – no hospital is necessary. It is performed using a local anesthetic, and usually causes no side effects and no recurrence, even for larger scars. A patient can usually leave the clinic or doctor’s office shortly after the procedure is done, and can go on with life without the inconvenience and pain associated with scars of this type.

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