Keloid Excision in Bedford, TX

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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.

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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.

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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. 

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.