Keloid Scar Treatment in London
Our expert team of dermatologists at EF MEDISPA understand that poorly healed scars can often feel painful or tender and can also affect how you feel about your appearance. We offer a wide range of treatments to reduce the appearance of scarring, including the effective hypertrophic and keloid scar removal in London which is completed using a course of steroid injections.
This treatment is carried out by qualified medical practitioners in our welcoming, sterile and luxurious clinics in London. To find out more about our keloid scar removal in London, please read on or contact EF MEDISPA to arrange a free consultation with our expert Treatment Coordinators today.
All treatments are tailored to the individual and personal experiences and results may vary. We recommend a one to one consultation with our Treatment Coordinators to discuss your treatment options.
What Is A Keloid Scar?
A keloid scar is a tough, raised scar that often grows larger than the original wound. Keloid scars usually begin as a red or purple colour, before becoming brown or sometimes pale. Our keloid scar treatment in London can be used to treat keloid scars of all colours and shapes. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not fade over time, so keloid scar removal in London may be necessary.
Keloid scars are commonly found in areas such as the chest, head, neck and earlobes, but they can appear anywhere on the body. The surface of this type of scar is often shiny, hairless, hard and rubbery. They can cause pain and discomfort and even occasionally lead to restricted movement if the scar is located over or near a joint.
Keloid scars tend to occur after the skin has been damaged or wounded by cuts, burns, acne or chicken pox. However, they can also appear spontaneously with no obvious sign of injury or skin trauma. Keloid scars can affect anyone, but they are more common in people with dark skin. Our keloid scar removal in London is suitable for all skin types.
What Does Keloid Scar Treatment London Involve?
Keloid scar removal in London can be completed using a course of corticosteroid injections. A specially trained dermatologist will inject the steroid solution directly into the keloid scar, which will help to diminish its appearance. The steroids work by breaking down the bonds between collagen fibres, which helps to reduce the amount of scar tissue beneath the skin.
Summary of Keloid Scar Removal in London Procedure
- Procedure Time 15-30 minutes depending on size and location of scar
- Back To Work Immediately
- Anaesthetic None usually required
- Downtime None
- Duration Of Results Maintenance courses may be required
- Results 6-8 sessions recommended*
*Individual results may vary.
Keloid Scar Removal in London FAQs
Is the keloid scar removal in London painful?
This treatment may cause some discomfort, in particular a slight stinging sensation when the injection is made. However, our qualified practitioners are highly skilled in making your keloid scar treatment as comfortable as possible. This procedure is also very quick and requires no downtime, so you can usually return to normal activities straight after treatment.
How long does keloid scar removal in London take?
Steroid injections are a safe and effective keloid scar treatment and usually takes 15 – 30 minutes per session. Most courses of keloid scar removal in London require around 6 to 8 sessions, depending on the size and location of the scar.
How soon will I see results from keloid scar treatment in London?
With steroid our keloid scar treatment in London you should notice an improvement after your first visit. However, you will require several sessions to help the scar to flatten out and fade in colour for the best results from your keloid scar removal in London.
How long will the results of keloid scar removal in London last?
In most cases the results are permanent, and the keloid scarring does not return. However very occasionally keloid scars can return to the same area, in which case keloid scar treatment can be repeated with no adverse effects.