Keloid Excision in Bedford, TX
Ready to get started?Contact Us
What Is Keloid Excision?
A keloid is an abnormally large and thick scar that can vary in texture. Keloids most commonly appear on the earlobes after they've been pierced but can develop anywhere on the body as a result of an injury or trauma to the skin. This excess scar tissue, while harmless, may cause itching or discomfort. Since it will not typically fade on its own, a keloid requires treatment for removal. While there are many treatments available, some cases may require keloid excision surgery, which is a service board-certified dermatologist Dr. Calvin Williams offers in Bedford, TX. If you are unhappy with how a keloid feels or looks, call Essential Dermatology Group to make an appointment for keloid excision surgery.
How Does Keloid Excision Work?
Typically, if you have a keloid that hasn't been effectively removed with other treatments, Dr. Williams can perform a keloid excision. This minor surgery will take place after you have been given local anesthesia to ensure you remain comfortable. For the procedure, a small incision will be made over the keloid to extract the scar tissue. Sometimes a steroid may be injected before or during the keloid excision to help minimize the risk of the keloid coming back. Sutures will then be used to close up the wound. Afterward, you may also be advised to wear a pressure earring or compression garment to reduce blood flow and help prevent the keloid from reoccurring.
Essential Dermatology Group Reviews
Dr. Williams caught a skin cancer that other docs ignored. I recommend him to everyone.
Dr. Williams and his staff are awesome. My hair has started growing like crazy due to the regimen Dr. Williams started me on. I am so grateful!
Dr. Cooper and the staff were excellent. They made everything easy and straight forward. Highly recommend them!
Very professional environment. The doctor knows his stuff and is very compassionate about his work. Will for surely refer him to everyone. A+ in my book
Dr. Williams was so welcoming and supportive. His staff is so caring and friendly! I highly recommend!
Get In Touch
Extract Painful, Itchy Keloids
When you have a keloid that is causing discomfort, or you simply don't like how the excess scar tissue looks, a keloid excision at Essential Dermatology Group may be an effective solution to get rid of it. While there is a risk that the keloid can return after surgery, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Calvin Williams can apply techniques to help minimize the risk of reoccurrence. Call our Bedford, TX office to schedule an appointment to learn more if you are a candidate for keloid excision.
Learn More About Essential Dermatology GroupAbout Us
Keloid Excision FAQs
Does keloid excision hurt?
Keloid excision at Essential Dermatology Group is usually performed while you are under local anesthesia to help keep you comfortable during the procedure. Most individuals report little to no discomfort during the excision itself. After the procedure, you may feel some pain, but it should be manageable with over-the-counter pain medication and subside within a few days as the area heals.
How long does keloid excision take?
The amount of time keloid excision will take can vary depending on the size and complexity of the keloid. In general, the procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. The exact time needed will be determined by Dr. Calvin Williams during your initial consultation, as he assesses the keloid and forms your treatment plan.
Does a keloid come back after excision?
It can. While the surgical removal of a keloid at our Bedford, TX practice aims to remove the excess scar tissue, there is a chance that a new keloid may form in the same area. To reduce the risk of recurrence, Dr. Calvin Williams may employ techniques, such as steroid injections after your keloid excision procedure.