Keloids are particularly hard to get rid of. Even when they’re successfully removed, they tend to reappear eventually. Most dermatologists recommend a combination of different treatments for long-lasting results.
Likewise, how do you get rid of a keloid on your ear?
According to the AAD, a dermatologist may use a combination of the following treatment options:
- Corticosteroid injections. A series of these injections leads 50–80% of keloids to shrink. …
- Keloid surgery. A dermatologist can remove the keloid. …
- Laser treatment. …
- Cryotherapy. …
Beside this, what does a keloid look like when it starts?
Begin as a raised pink, red, or purple scar.
If the keloid appears on the earlobe, it’s likely to be round or oval. On the chest, legs, or arms, a keloid is likely to be a raised scar with a flat surface.
What is the fastest way to get rid of a keloid?
- Corticosteroid shots. The medicine in these shots helps shrink the scar.
- Freezing the scar. Called cryotherapy, this can be used to reduce the hardness and size of the keloid. …
- Wearing silicone sheets or gel over the scar. This can help flatten the keloid.
- Laser therapy. …
- Surgical removal. …
- Pressure treatment.
With the help of a medical professional, you can have it safely removed. Remember: This is not a pimple, so please don’t pop it like one. Since it’s not actually acne, there’s nothing to squeeze out of the bump. In fact, doing so could potentially cause an infection, which is much worse than some overgrown scar tissue.
- Crush three to four aspirin tablets.
- Mix them with enough water to form a paste.
- Apply them to the keloid or wound site. Let it sit for an hour or two, then rinse.
- Repeat once every day until desired results are achieved.
Without treatment, the keloid may continue to grow. A person should also seek the advice of a doctor if they are experiencing symptoms of an infection.
How can you prevent keloids?
- Cover a new wound with a thin layer of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, and a nonstick bandage. Hold the bandage in place with tape so that there is even pressure on the wound. …
- After a wound is healed over, use a silicone gel bandage. …
- After ear piercing, use pressure earrings.
A scar is made up of ‘connective tissue’, gristle-like fibers deposited in the skin by the fibroblasts to hold the wound closed. With keloids, the fibroblasts continue to multiply even after the wound is filled in. Thus keloids project above the surface of the skin and form large mounds of scar tissue.
Tea tree oil may also : ease redness and irritation around the piercing. shrink papules, pustules, and other bumps. prevent keloids and other scar tissue from forming.