Keloids Treatment

Sometimes, after an injury or surgery, a mark or scar remains visible on the skin. Different types of scars can appear on the skin as a result of different experiences. A keloid scar is a typical scar that usually appears on the skin after an injury. Keloid scars do not disappear or reduce in size over time. Usually, they keep growing and become harmful. A keloids treatment in Dubai helps eliminate such scars without being too invasive.

What is a keloid?

A keloid is basically the overgrowth of scar tissue. It forms on the injury site (sometimes without an injury, too) and keeps growing to the nearby areas. Typically, a keloid looks like a red bump of skin that is extremely itchy and keeps getting bigger with time. Some patients have purple or brown bumps instead of red. In some cases, keloids can also get infected and become extremely painful.

Although keloids can affect anyone, people with darker skin tone are more likely to be affected. The most common sites for keloids to appear are the chest, back, shoulders, neck, and ears.

Causes of Keloid

The most common causes of keloid formation are given below:

  • Injury
  • Burn
  • Acne
  • Surgery
  • Blisters
  • Piercing
  • Vaccination

Keloids Symptoms

The most common symptoms of a keloid are:

  • A bump like raised scar tissue at the site of a recuperated skin damage
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Irritation
  • Pain
  • Itching
  • Redness

How to prevent keloids?

Although it is hard to prevent a keloid formation, it is not impossible. If you have experienced an injury or undergone surgery, follow your doctor’s advice regarding wound care. Similarly, if you have got piercings, use petroleum gel or silicone gel sheets on the pierced area.

While it is impossible to avoid skin injuries altogether, taking precautions can help reduce the risk of developing keloids. This might mean carefully considering the risks of body piercings, tattoos, and elective surgeries, particularly if you have a history of keloids. Remember, you might get keloids, even with minor injuries like scratches and ingrown hair, if your skin is prone to developing these scars. So be vigilant about your skincare routine.

Keloids Treatments

Most of the time, keloids don’t cause any serious threat to your health. However, sometimes they can be painful and irritating. Moreover, they don’t look pleasing to the eyes. Therefore, most people want to get rid of them as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are different keloid treatments available. Some of them are invasive, while others are entirely non-invasive.


Although most people don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure for keloid removal, it is inevitable in the case of old, large keloids. During the surgery, the large bump on the skin is cut out.

Keloid surgery involves surgically cutting out the keloid scar. While this option may seem like a permanent fix, the chances of keloids returning are pretty high. Therefore, your doctor may recommend another treatment after surgery to reduce the risk of reoccurrence. For example, surgery be combined with postoperative Low-Dose Radiotherapy (LDRT) within the first 6 to 24 hrs after surgery in order to reduce early wound healing cascades.


Cryosurgery can effectively treat keloids, particularly smaller lesions or those of recent onset. It involves applying freezing temperatures to a lesion, typically using liquid nitrogen. This results in scar tissues getting frozen, leading to localized vascular damage and interrupted blood flow. The resultant tissue necrosis(death of body tissue) in the keloid helps reduce the scar appearance and related symptoms.

Although this treatment for keloids is effective, it can cause skin discoloration. Usually, it is preferred for removing small keloids and acne scars.

Laser Therapy

Considered the best treatment for keloids in Dubai. Pulsed-dye lasers can be effective in treating keloid scars, including larger ones. Not only does this treatment improve the appearance of the scar, but it also helps reduce itchiness and discomfort associated with the lesion. Generally, multiple laser sessions four to eight weeks apart are provided to effectively reduce the appearance of keloids.

There are no severe side effects of this treatment, but sometimes bruising can occur.


Medicines can also be used as a keloid scar treatment Dubai. Corticosteroid is a popular medication that is used to treat keloids. There is a very low inflammation risk in this method. Other medications may include

  • Antineoplastic agents
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Immunomodulators
  • Retinoids
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Certain topical products

How much does Keloid treatment cost in Dubai?

The cost of keloid treatment in Dubai varies from person to person, mainly depending on the following factors

  • The treatment chosen
  • The expertise of the dermatologist
  • The location of the clinic
  • The severity of the problem


keloids treatment FAQs

Can you permanently remove a keloid?

Keloids cannot be removed permanently. However, there are ways you can improve their appearance and reduce complications. These treatments include topical solutions, clinical treatments, and, in some cases, home remedies, though professional medical advice should be sought.

How can I remove a keloid at home?

Keloids cannot be removed at home. However, It is possible to improve their appearance with home remedies. Aspirin, honey, garlic, and onion have anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce the appearance of keloids.
It is pertinent to note that home remedies are not a reliable way to treat keloids and, therefore, must not be used as a substitute for clinical treatments.

Do Dermatologists remove keloids?

Yes, dermatologists are qualified for removing keloids. However, other practitioners and laser specialists may also remove keloid scars. But dermatologists usually provide the best treatment for keloids in Dubai.

How to prevent keloids on piercings?

To reduce the risk of keloids after piercings, you may use petroleum gel, silicone gel sheets or other preventive measures recommended by your healthcare provider.

How much does Keloid treatment cost?

Keloid removal cost Dubai differs from patient to patient depending on some factors like;

The treatment chosen
The expertise of the dermatologist
The location of the clinic
The severity of the problem

Therefore, it is recommended to consult with an expert to know the exact cost relevant to your case.

What is the best treatment for keloids?

An expert dermatologist can recommend the most suitable keloid treatment considering your skin condition and individual circumstances. The best option varies from person to person and can include cryosurgery, laser therapy, or other treatments.
It is essential to consult with a dermatologist to determine the most appropriate treatment for your specific keloid and skin condition.

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