my father is a 51 year old suffering from keloid on his centre of the chest he went to bypass surgery before 5yrs he tried every possible treatement from injections to gel and silicon belts.he is feeling like he have a high load of weight on his chest and iching and feels strech.this is a major problem and it is increasing day by day I am really very much in tenson for him please guide us for the further treatement.we will be thankful to you for the rest of our life if you cure our problem.thank you
Keloid is a scar tissue which overgrows at the site of a healed skin injury. Unlike, hypertrophic scars, keloid grows over the boundaries of the skin lesion. It is often accompanied with itching or a needle-like pain.
The exact mechanism of keloid development is not known, although several theories addressing uncontrolled growth and spreading of the connective tissue have been debated.
Since the mechanism is not known, there is no completely effective treatment for keloids. The keloid might be removed with surgery, although there is a great percentage of relapse. The chances for relapse are greatly reduced if surgery is combined with other methods such as steroid injections and many products containing certain extracts.
Your father might want to visit a dermatologist to consult which method would be most beneficial. If surgery us needed, he might be referred to a plastic surgeon.
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