A keloid is a harmless growth of fibrous tissue at the site of a healing scar caused by overproduction of collagen.

Keloids are most common on the breastbone, upper back, and shoulder but can occur anywhere on the body.

Some people, especially those with dark skin, are more prone to developing keloids.

Signs and symptoms include:

  • Firm, raised, hard scars.
  • Colour that varies from slightly pink to very dark.
  • Tenderness or itching.
  • Continued growth and claw like projections.

Doctors do not understand exactly why keloids form in certain people or situations and not in others. Changes in the cellular signals that control growth and proliferation may be related to the process of keloid formation, but these changes have not yet been characterized scientifically.

Keloids are less common in children and the elderly. Although people with darker skin are more likely to develop them, keloids can occur in men and women of all skin types. In some cases, the tendency to form keloids seems to run in families. Keloids develop most often on the chest, back, shoulders, and earlobes. They rarely develop on the face (with the exception of the jawline).

In Office Therapies:

Keloids are treated with monthly intralesional corticosteroids as well as weekly Laser Genesis treatments with the NdYag laser to reduce the redness. A series of 6 to 8 treatments are needed for best results. Botox intralesionally is experimental. At Skin Renewal we have has success with Botox combined with intralesional steroids and Laser Genesis treatments.

At Skin Renewal we will tailor a treatment program specifically for you and your circumstances. A highly professional team led by a medical doctor assesses every patient and an appropriate combination treatment is recommended dependant on expectations, budget, time and medical conditions

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Review -Great results after many treatments
Reviewed on 24 July 2015 by S.K From Brooklyn

I've been receiving keloid treatment for almost 2 years with brilliant results but the reason for constant return has been the phenomenal reception and treatment by the therapists, staff and treating doctors. Whilst the journey has been difficult, it's been under the warmest conditions of care and kindness. Thank you to the ladies at Skin Renewal, our relationship will continue long after the keloids are gone!

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Review -Superb Experience
Reviewed on 9 September 2014 by Moses Khoza

After trying everything and everywhere to treat my Keloids, the Brooklyn Skin Renewal has lived up to my expectations. The staff are super friendly and helpful, informing you if every step and methods being carried out. I have seen a great reduction in side of my keliods since I started treatment, this after I lost hope in ever having something done about them. Everything is professionally, and I felt I am in good hands.

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Review -Service is excellent
Reviewed on 6 September 2014 by Anonymous

The service is excellent and I am happy. The Keloid is getting better,

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