SRT Treatment for Keloids in New York and New Jersey
Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey offer SRT Treatment for keloids to the residents of New York and New Jersey.
What is SRT Treatment for Keloids?
Superficial radiation therapy, or SRT, is a non-surgical treatment for raised scars known as “keloids”. 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 from a piercing, acne, chickenpox and even a scratch. SRT treatment is a superficial radiotherapy that penetrates to a depth just below your skin surface.
How Does SRT Treatment for Keloids Work?
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 minimal to no scarring and lessens the chance for recurrence.
What Can Be Treated with SRT Treatment for Keloids?
SRT treatment can treat any area where keloids occur. They most often appear on the chest, back, shoulders and earlobes. Keloids are 15 times more frequent in highly pigmented ethnic groups than in Caucasians.
How is the SRT Treatment for Keloids Performed?
Dr. Goldberg may recommend multiple SRT treatments for your specific case. The radiotherapy energy is concentrated on the treatment area with a specially designed cone-shaped instrument. Energy is applied to the area for approximately 90 seconds.
Is the Procedure Painful?
The procedure is painless, similar to having an X-ray done. You may have some redness after your treatment, and a scab may form over the treated lesion.
When Will I See Results?
The results of your SRT treatment for keloids depend on the condition that is being treated, as well as the size of the treatment area. Dr. Goldberg discusses the results of your treatment during your consultation and follow-up visits.
How Long Do the Results Last?
SRT treatment for keloids gives you long-lasting results. However, certain lifestyle choices, such as sun exposure and ethnicity, may place you at greater risk for redeveloping keloids. Dr. Goldberg provides you with post-treatment instructions to give you the longest possible results.
Can SRT Treatment for Keloids Be Combined with Other Treatments?
Dr. Goldberg may recommend other treatments that can help you reach your cosmetic and medical dermatology goals.
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What Is the Cost of SRT Treatment for Keloids In New York and New Jersey?
The price of SRT treatment for keloids varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey accepts CareCredit® as a financing option.
How Do I Get Started?
Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss SRT treatment for keloids with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey..
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