Extreme Scars: Stop a Keloid from Growing
For those recovering from a surgical procedure or injury, the resulting scar can be a big concern. In some extreme cases, dramatic scars can form and cause both pain and discomfort. In the extreme version, scar tissue builds up into large masses that can extend beyond the original wound site and cause redness, itching, and discomfort. These masses are called keloids. Thankfully, cutting-edge medical technology at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY and NJ offers a way to treat harmful and distracting scar tissue.
Keloid formation is equally as prevalent among men as women; however, those with darker skin tones can be up to 15 times more likely to develop keloids. Prevention comes first and foremost for those of African, Hispanic, and Asian descent, who can be predisposed to keloids. Avoiding skin trauma from piercings and other procedures, like mole removal, will drastically reduce keloid occurrence. However, when keloids form, there are few treatment options available to reduce side effects and size.
Lasers have been proven effective for addressing some of the issues associated with some scars, including redness, thickening of the skin and discomfort. However, only Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT) after keloid excision has proven to have the highest cure rate of any available treatment modality. SRT is painless and is only available in select treatment centers throughout the country. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY and NJ is a recognized international center for the performance of SRT treatment of keloids.
Stemming Growth and Getting Treatment
Keloids can be particularly problematic to treat because they form from healing scars. SRT achieves the highest cure rate of all keloid treatment methods. Precise doses of electromagnetic radiation in the form of extremely superficial X-rays target the scar tissue and disrupts runaway cell multiplication, allowing the scar to heal properly. These X-rays only penetrate up to 5 millimeters of skin, protecting deeper tissue layers from damage.
If you are suffering from keloid growth, contact Dr. Goldberg and his seasoned staff to schedule a consultation and learn more about how cutting-edge SRT treatments can benefit you. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey operates state-of-the-art facilities in the Montclair, Hillsborough, Hackensack, and Manhattan areas to provide the best care for our patients. Schedule a consultation at our office today.