When skin is injured, fibrous tissue, called scar tissue, forms over the wound to repair and protect the injury. In some cases, scar tissue grows excessively, forming smooth, hard growths called keloids. Keloids can be much larger than the original wound. They’re most commonly found on the chest, shoulders, earlobes, and cheeks. However, keloids can affect any part of the body.
Although keloids aren’t harmful to your health, they may create cosmetic concerns.
What Symptoms Are Associated with Keloids?
Keloids occur from the overgrowth of scar tissue. Symptoms occur at a site of previous skin injury.
The symptoms of keloids can include:
- a localized area that is flesh-colored, pink, or red in color
- a lumpy or ridged area of skin that’s usually raised
- an area that continues to grow larger with scar tissue over time
- an itchy patch of skin
Keloid scars tend to be larger than the original wound itself. They may take weeks or months to develop fully.
While keloid scars may be itchy, they’re usually not harmful to your health. You may experience discomfort, tenderness, or possible irritation from your clothing or other forms of friction. In rare instances, you may experience keloid scarring on a significant amount of your body. When this occurs, the hardened, tight scar tissue may restrict your movements.
Keloids are often more of a cosmetic concern than a health one. You may feel self-conscious if the keloid is very large or in a highly visible location, such as an earlobe or on the face. Sun exposure or tanning may discolor the scar tissue, making it slightly darker than your surrounding skin. This can make the keloid stand out even more than it already does. Keep the scar covered when you’re in the sun to prevent discoloration.
Understanding the demand for removal of keloid scars that quickly and efficiently in order to not affect daily life , Stamford Skin Centre has applied the most modern technology 5- for customers. 5 - FU is a chemical used in the treatment of cancer and has been recognized effective in treating keloids .
Previously , keloids are treated by injecting 5FU into keloid scar and it make a good results . But now, We have a newer, more advanced methods , such as using technology to tattoo 5FU into keloid.
First , a dermatologist will check scars can start treatment . For this method , the patient will be injected local anesthetic to ease the pain . Then , a small amount of 5-FU will be coated evenly onto keloid scars . Surface scars are tiny puncture marks similar to the tattoos and since then , 5 - FU can be dispersed evenly and deeply in keloid scars .
Next, the doctor will apply an additional layer of 5 FU again to make seep deeper into drugs and eventually scarring , scars will be bandaged .
· Only 3 injections, one per month
· No pain, Safe and Quick Recovery
· The best method in Keloid treatment
If you have questions about the treatment of keloids at Stamford Skin Center invite you to call directly for Stamford via Hotline (08) 3925 1990 or fill out the consultation form below .