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Is there any laser treatment for keloid? Medication will take how many days for complete cure with no side effects? Combined Laser treatment with homeopathy is possible?
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Dr. Manoj Agarwala
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Thanks for the query. Keloid is a difficult medical condition to treat completely. The most common reason to have keloids is after a skin trauma in predisposed sites such as shoulders, chest and elbows. The risk increases many-folds if other family members are affected (strong genetic tendency). The treatment for keloid is needed mainly for 2 reasons- if they are itchy / painful and for cosmetic concerns. Intralesional drugs in different dilutions are commonly used by dermatologists all over the world to treat keloids. Most of the time, it requires multiple sessions and we expect at-least 50-70 % improvement in terms of flattening and minimizing itch.
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You need to consult a dermatologist for the needful. The expert will decide if your present condition will merit with usage of a pulse dye laser machine.
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Apart from active pharmaceutical medicines, use of a silicone based gel sheet at home contributes to the management of keloids.
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Depending on the site and location
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