Keloids Specialist

Southwest Family Medicine Associates

Family Medicine Physicians located in Dallas, TX

If keloids, or raised scars, are preventing you from feeling confident, simple, noninvasive solutions are available at Southwest Family Medicine Associates in Dallas. The experienced family medicine physicians use natural, nonsurgical treatments to eliminate keloids and give you the smooth skin you desire without surgery or downtime. Schedule an appointment with Southwest Family Medicine Associates over the phone or online to learn more about your options.

Keloids Q & A

What are keloids?

Keloids are raised scars that can occur after you heal from a skin injury. They can be more unsightly than other types of scars because keloids are raised bumps. The scars might appear up to three months after a skin injury and continue to increase in size over time.


What are the symptoms of keloids?

If you develop a keloid, you might experience the following signs and symptoms:

  • Lumpy or ridged skin
  • Flesh-colored, pink, or red raised areas
  • Tender or itchy bumps
  • Irritation or friction when skin rubs on clothing
  • A scar that increases in size over time
  • Scars that appear darker than your surrounding skin

If a raised scar doesn’t improve or it gets larger over time, see the specialists at Southwest Family Medicine Associates to review your treatment options.


What are the risk factors for keloids?

Any type of skin injury can cause a keloid. Examples include:

  • Cuts
  • Burns
  • Surgical scars
  • Tattoos
  • Body piercings
  • Severe acne
  • Puncture wounds
  • Chickenpox
  • Insect bites

Going through puberty or pregnancy, or being younger than 30, increases your risk of developing keloids. You are 15%-20% more likely to develop them if you have dark-colored skin.


How are keloids treated?

Your Southwest Family Medicine Associates practitioner reviews your medical history and examines your keloid to determine which treatment best suits your needs. They might suggest one or more of the following:

Steroid injections

Your doctor can inject corticosteroids into your keloid to reduce its volume and make it less noticeable or disappear. This treatment is fast and virtually painless as your provider can use numbing cream if you’d like to make the injection feel comfortable.

Laser treatment

Your doctor can use laser treatment to reduce the size of, flatten, and fade the color of keloids without surgery, cutting, needles, medication, or downtime.

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy involves freezing a keloid without affecting the skin beneath it. The treatment reduces the size and firmness of your scar by shrinking it. You might require more than one cryotherapy procedure to achieve the most desirable outcome.

Don’t let raised keloid scars diminish your self-confidence when simple, noninvasive solutions are available at Southwest Family Medicine Associates. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to learn more about your options.