Keloids : A Plastic Surgeon’s nightmare

Keloids can indeed be a challenge for plastic surgeons! Keloids are raised, thick scars that can form after skin injury or trauma, and they can be difficult to treat.

Keloids : A Plastic Surgeon’s nightmare

Here are some reasons why keloids are considered a plastic surgeon’s nightmare:

1. Difficulty in treatment: Keloids can be resistant to treatment, and multiple procedures may be needed to achieve desired results.

2. High recurrence rate: Keloids can recur even after successful treatment, making it a frustrating condition to manage.

3. Painful: Keloids can be painful and tender to the touch, causing discomfort for patients.

4. Cosmetic concerns: Keloids can be unsightly and affect a person’s self-esteem and confidence.

5. Skin color: Keloids can be more prominent in darker skin tones, making them more noticeable.

6. Limited treatment options: Surgery, injections, and topical treatments may not always be effective, and multiple approaches may be needed.

7. Risk of complications: Treatment of keloids can lead to complications like infection, scarring, and skin discoloration.

There are various treatment options available for keloids, but no one-size-fits-all solution. The key to successful treatment is early intervention.

At the initial consultation, Dr. Chugh thoroughly examine the keloid and assess the patient’s medical history to determine the best course of action.

Treatment options may include corticosteroid injections, cryotherapy, silicone sheeting, radiation, laser therapy, or surgical removal. In most cases, a combination of treatments may be necessary for optimal results.