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keloid

i undergone surgery when i was 9 years old. it left a mark, a keloid.
how do i remove this? is there any lotion or medicine that i can take aside from undergoing plastic surgery?
thanks!
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Hi,

'No single therapeutic modality is best for all keloids.

The location, size, and depth of the lesion; the age of the patient; and the past response to treatment determine the type of therapy used.

Prevention is key, but therapeutic treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids includes occlusive dressings, compression therapy, intralesional corticosteroid injections, cryosurgery, excision, radiation therapy, laser therapy, interferon therapy, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), doxorubicin, bleomycin, verapamil, retinoic acid, imiquimod 5% cream, tamoxifen, tacrolimus, botulinum toxin, and other promising therapies such as transforming growth factor (TGF)–beta3, and recombinant human (rh) interleukin (IL)–10 (rhIL-10), which are directed at decreasing collagen synthesis. '

You should consult a skin specialist and decide about the further management plan after a complete clinical examination.

You could read more about this at the following links -

http://www.emedicine.com/DERM/topic205.htm

and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keloid

Let us know about how you are doing and if you have any other doubts.

Regards.
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