Keloid Scars

The Problem

Keloids are highly visible, exaggerated scars that are particularly common in darker skin. They can develop after surgery, after major skin trauma, or even after very minor skin damage like acne scars. Strangely, they may also develop even if there’s no obvious damage to the skin at all.

Keloids have a shiny and hairless appearance with a hard or rubbery feel. They usually occur on the upper chest and shoulders – particularly over the breastbone – and on the earlobes. In people with dark skin they often occur in the beard area and on the scalp.

We are still not quite sure what causes this type of scarring, but we do know the following:

  • Dark skinned people are more susceptible to keloids than those with paler skin
  • Wounds that are under pressure or get infected while healing are especially likely to develop into keloids as are burn and acne scars
  • Keloids are most likely to develop between the ages of 10 and 30
  • They are not caught from anyone else
  • They carry no risk of cancer
  • The tendency to scar in this way can run in families
  • They can be caused by chickenpox, acne, minor scratches, surgical incisions, traumatic wounds, vaccination sites or burns

Although keloid scars are not dangerous, they can be itchy and tender or even painful to touch. The emotional impact of these scars, however, is often greater than the physical one as they can cause great distress, particularly in younger patients, and can seriously undermine self-confidence.

To discuss your keloid scar and scar revision simply book a consultation with our Dermatologist in Harley Street or Private dermatology clinics in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Bucks, Northampton, Essex (Chelmsford) and Glasgow.

The Problem

Keloids are highly visible, exaggerated scars that are particularly common in darker skin. They can develop after surgery, after major skin trauma, or even after very minor skin damage like acne scars. Strangely, they may also develop even if there’s no obvious damage to the skin at all.

Keloid Scar Removal

We offer two types of treatment for Keloids, depending on the size of the scar. Smaller Keloids are removed quickly and simply with a series of steroid injections. As seen on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies, this procedure will usually remove the scar within 4 to 6 sessions. Bigger Keloids will be removed surgically by one of our highly qualified surgeons.

The Results

In both cases the scar will flatten out and should match the colour of the surrounding skin, making it much less noticeable.

Downtime

None, you can get back to normal activities pretty much straight away.

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    Our team consists of some of the UK’s best Cosmetic Dermatologist in London and Doctors providing a range of minimally invasive treatments for Keloid Scars. We are one of the UK’s leading best dermatology clinics in London, as well as one of the very few clinics in the UK able to assess and treat Keloids. At your Harley street dermatology clinic consultation, we will carefully examine your scar and outline the treatment options available to you. If you choose to go ahead we will perform the procedure in our own theatre facilities.

     

    Comments from patients

    “I’m so pleased with the results and it is really life changing for me!” *

    Nicole Hopkirk, Former Managing Editor, MSN Health

    “I just wanted to say thanks to you all for being such a great team and for making me feel at ease from  the start to finish on the day of my procedure. I was really nervous, but you all made me feel much more comfortable with your warm and friendly approach. I would highly recommend you to anyone and can’t wait to see my final results!” *

    Birmingham

    “So impressed, extremely professional, extremely friendly, lovely set up. Felt so relaxed and at ease, would more than highly recommend The Private Clinic and I’m considering having other procedures in the new year. Thank you!” *

    Catherine, Leeds

    “Thank you so much. Everyone was so friendly and caring. Could not fault anything. I have already recommended the treatment to everyone.” *

    Bristol

    “I am 100% satisfied. Great doctor and staff. The results are amazing. I feel like a new person. You have the WOW factor!” *

    Manchester

    A consultation with our Consultant Dermatologist in London Harley Street is £200.

    Prices for Keloid Scar Removal start from £240 in case of steroid injections. Surgical removal of Keloids starts at £1,150. A consultation is always your first step, where you can obtain a full understanding of the severity of your scarring and your treatment options.

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