Dealing with Keloid Scars

Keloid scarsName the largest organ of the human body. Probably the first thing that came to mind was not your skin. Fact is your skin is your largest organ. And unlike most of your organs, the skin is on display for all to see. That’s what we’re all about at Matsuda, taking care of your skin.

When the skin is injured, part of the healing process is the formation of a scar. Its appearance depends on the depth and size of the wound and its location. Your age, genes, sex, and ethnicity also affect scarring and their visibility.

Certain scars can become very irritating. They become enlarged, and can itch and become tender to the touch. These raised, thickened scars are called keloid scars. At Matsuda we have a variety of ways of dealing with keloid scars.

What are keloid scars?

Keloid scars form as the result of an overly aggressive healing process. When the scar extends beyond the original site of the injury they are considered to be keloid scars. These ropey, raised scars can be very unsightly and often become itchy and tender over time.

Keloid scars can occur anywhere on the body, but are most common on the chest, back, shoulders, and earlobes. Keloid scars are more common in people with darker skin.

How do we treat keloid scars?

At Matsuda, we have a variety of options for treating your keloid scars. Although scars of all types never fully go away, our treatments are quite effective for improving the appearance of the scar and alleviating any pain or itching.

These are the methods we use to treat keloid scars:

  • Cortisone injections
  • Cryotherapy
  • Surgical removal
  • Compression treatment
  • Radiation
  • Lasers

If you want to do something about that keloid scar, call us at Matsuda, 808-949-7568, and let’s take a look.