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What are keloid scars?

Keloids are a type of painful and/or itchy scar tissue that may form over a wound from an injury or surgical procedure. They can also form due to a piercing, acne, chickenpox and even a scratch.

Keloid scars are common among people with dark skin types. These growths are a result of an injury, such as a cut or burn. As the area heals, a raised scar develops that is larger than the original injury site. The exact cause for keloids is not known, but the medical community believes that abnormalities in collagen production are to blame for these growths.

What are the best options for keloid removal?

NYC keloid removal can be tricky because there is a risk of a new keloid developing in the treatment area. Lasers have been proven effective for addressing some of the issues associated with keloids, including redness, thickening of the skin and discomfort.

Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT) after keloid excision has proven to have the highest cure rate of any available treatment modality. This treatment is only available in select treatment centers throughout the country. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists is a recognized international center for the performance of SRT treatment of keloids. Call one of our offices in NYC or NJ to learn more.

How does SRT treatment work?

Superficial radiation therapy, or SRT, is a non-surgical treatment for keloid scars. SRT treatment involves low-energy radiotherapy in which superficial X-rays pinpoint and concentrate the radiation dose only within the depth of the affected area. The procedure ensures that only the targeted lesion is treated, and the surrounding and underlying healthy tissue is not touched. SRT leaves little-to-no scarring and lessens the chance for recurrence.

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What does the skin look like after keloid treatment?

The appearance of the skin after keloid treatment varies by individual patient. Many factors, such as skin type, severity of the keloid, and amount of correction affect how your skin will look after keloid treatment.

How many sessions are required?

For most patients, between one and five SRT sessions are needed for keloid removal in NJ. Your board-certified dermatologist will discuss your individual keloid treatment plan during your consultation appointment.

How long do the results last?

SRT treatment for keloids gives you long-lasting results. However, certain choices or circumstances, such as sun exposure and ethnicity, may place you at greater risk for re- developing keloids. Dr. Goldberg provides you with post-treatment instructions to give you the longest possible results.

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What is the cost of keloid removal?

Your SRT keloid treatment will be entirely unique to you. For this reason, our office can provide you with a quote only after a thorough consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists. Our office accepts CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit to help you get the treatment you need.

Why choose Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists?

When you choose our practice for your keloid treatment, you are choosing a practice helmed by world-renowned dermatologist Dr. David Goldberg. With a team of board-certified dermatologists at his side, you are assured of a boutique, personalized, and effective experience. In addition to our medical dermatology procedures, we also deliver the full array of cosmetic dermatology, including injectables, lasers, and non-surgical body contouring. Contact Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists to learn more about how we can help you.

How Do I Get Started?

Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss keloid treatment with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in NYC or NJ.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

If your concern is a true medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room

A message from Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ:

Dear Patients,

Our providers and staff recognize that we are all faced with difficult times as this pandemic continues to unfold throughout our area. However, the continuation of your care remains our top priority!

At this time, our New York City office is temporarily closed.

In our effort to provide you with the highest level of service, the Hackensack and Hillsborough NJ offices will remain open until further notice with limited hours of availability. We ask for your understanding with our protocols on hand washing and social distancing when you arrive for your appointment. Please do not come to the office if you are experiencing a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Should you prefer not to visit the office in person, our providers are now offering virtual office visits. This is commonly known as telemedicine, or in this case, teledermatology. Our dedicated concierge team will assist you in scheduling a virtual appointment with your provider, including those in the New York City office.

Currently, the government mandates that the only way to have these virtual visits is to communicate via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, or WhatsApp video. This is because your medical providers needs to see you, and you can show the provider the problem area of your body that you are concerned about. You will also be able to discuss any other issues regarding your ongoing care or for any new skin concerns you may have. Your provider may tell you that an in-person visit may be required for testing or more in-depth examination. In that case, a concierge team member will reach out to schedule an in-office visit.

To schedule your in-person or virtual appointment, please call our office at 908-359-8980 or email [email protected] Our concierge team members will schedule a time for your medical provider to call you back. We have set aside times for all of our medical providers to call you for your virtual appointment.

Please be aware that virtual visits must be billed to your medical health insurance just as they would for an in-person office visit. If your insurance has recently changed, please have that information ready to provide to our team members. Depending on your insurance plan, you may have financial obligations such as co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance just as you would for an in-office visit (at the present time, the government has only waived co-pays related to COVID-19 testing).

We understand that this is a stressful time, but we are here for you!

Stay safe and healthy,

Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ

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