How to Treat Keloid Scars?
Posted August 31, 2018 in Keloid Scars
Keloid scars are hard, elevated, thick, and rubbery lesions that can form over injury sites, and they are often more extensive than the injury itself. These scars vary in size and shape, and although physically harmless, they can lead to many cosmetic and emotional insecurities. Keloids commonly develop on the shoulders, chest, earlobes, and cheeks; however, they can form anywhere on the body. These scars develop unexpectedly, and, unfortunately, there is no way to prevent the growth of them. Until now, there were few keloid treatment options available. However, CryoShape™ is one of the first treatments offered to minimize the appearance of keloid scars, and it can do so in as little as one treatment with Dr. Grazer.
How Do Keloid Scars Develop?
Keloid scars are the result of an excessive growth of scar tissue after acne, burns, chickenpox, ear piercings, cuts, and surgical incisions. These hard growths develop when an excessive amount of fibrous scar tissue forms over a wound to repair and protect the skin. Although scar tissue always grows over an open injury, it is generally a minimal amount; because of this, no keloid develops. It is only in rare situations that these scars grow and become noticeable.
CryoShape™ is a revolutionary procedure that uses extremely cold liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy keloid scars. This one-time procedure is performed under local anesthesia to ensure that it is painless. The handheld device inserts a needle cooled by the nitrogen directly into the center of the scar. The cold temperature of this needle causes complete cellular destruction of the scar, freezing the scar tissue from the inside out and blocking any further blood circulation to the unwanted tissue. CryoShape™ can target the scar without damaging the surrounding tissue. Both the appearance and discomfort of keloids (such as itching and tenderness) can be remedied by this procedure, and there is no risk of the condition worsening. This treatment minimizes even the largest keloid and hypertrophic scars, and in a worldwide study, this treatment worked in a single session. There’s no longer any reason to hide from or feel self-conscious about your keloid scars. Treatment is not only possible but easier than you think.